Jalie Bella in crushed stretch velour.

Pattern- Jalie Bella- Second use so average cost is 10.00 Fabric- Panne Velvet from Joann on sale, 6.00 a yard. 1.5 yards 9.00 Total cost 19.00 This is the second version of the Jalie Bella and it won’t be the last. It fits Lily perfectly in size R and I know I want one for […]

The winding tale of sewing with silk velvet and the nightmare of buttonholes in velvet. Vogue 9141

                                                            Vogue 9141, completed with just enough time to get to the Christmas show.                                 Vogue 9141 in silk velvet with silk taffeta collar and cotton lawn lining. Size 6.                                                               Lots of twirliness with its’ circle skirt! I spent the night in downtown LA last week after attending one of my oldest and best friends’ fiftieth […]

Wonder Woman! Simplicity 1035

This costume was inspired by a trip to McDonald’s earlier this month, whereupon Gigi received a Wonder Woman headband in her Happy Meal. Et, voila! An idea was hatched. I just happened to have some star spangled fabric, and there also just happened to be a Simplicity sale at Joann that weekend so it was […]

A 70’s Vibe- Violette Fields Thread Emmaline

This weekend I made Miss G her floor length maxi dress made with the fabric she picked out at Joann earlier this summer. I used the Violette Fields Emmaline pattern also bought at Joann and we are both happy with the results! This photo was taken at dusk on the road near our home. I […]

McCall’s 7009 in quilted knit cotton

Sometimes when I’m puttering around town, I go to an old time fabric store in Ventura called Fabric Town. They have a pile of discontinued patterns they sell for three dollars each. I saw McCall’s 7009, and thought is would make a cozy dress for Gigi for winter. I only just finished it last night. […]