sewing

Another Sari Top

This was a birthday present for my mom.  I used some of the sari to make her a top for Christmas, so I thought she might like another one for her birthday.  I used a different pattern, one that I have used several times before as both a top and a dress (see also another… Read More Another Sari Top

sewing, tailoring

Silk Coat

This coat has been in the works for awhile.  I started it in the spring, but by the time I was close to finishing, it was already too warm to wear it.  I lost motivation at that point, and it sat on Annie (my dress form) all through the summer. The fabric is a silk… Read More Silk Coat

sewing

Bridesmaid Dresses

Photo by our wedding photographer, Julie Haider. In addition to making my wedding dress, I am also making the two bridesmaid dresses.  I wanted both the bridesmaids to actually like their dresses, and (hopefully) be able to wear them again.  I let each one pick her own pattern.  The fabric is a dark purple silk… Read More Bridesmaid Dresses

sewing

A Basic Top From Burda

This past summer, I signed up for a Burda magazine subscription, and I have not regretted it.  Although I haven’t made something from every issue, I have made several things (see here, here, and here).  I really like that I am  building up a good collection of basic patterns.  Even if a pattern is not… Read More A Basic Top From Burda