Tag: Guinevere

  • The Cameo Lover Dress

    This dress is so much fun. I wanted it for myself, but since I don’t have many occasions to appear in a hipster music video, I made it up for Guinevere instead. I can’t take much credit for the design of this dress. It was inspired by a dress worn by singer Kimbra in her…

  • Butterick 4967: A Four Generation Dress

    I have to start this post by giving credit to both my Mom (an example of her work here) and my Grandma (my Mom’s mom; the one who made this dress). Without these women in my life, this new dress would not be. Not just for the obvious reason (if your parents never had kids,…

  • Vintage Simplicity 8171: Sweet As Cherry Pie

      I was thinking of giving this post the title “What the Vintage Fairy Puked Up”. It doesn’t sound nearly as appetizing as cherry pie, but considering how much of this dress fits the mainstream ideas of what a vintage dress should look like, it would be a pretty good description. It only lacks a…

  • Emmaline Dress: Orange Picnic Version

      A few months ago, I went a little gingham-crazy and added several (ok, maybe 6) ¬†gingham pieces to my fabric stash, including this orange colorway. It’s 100% cotton and fairly thick and stiff, but not so much that it feels like home decor fabric. Guinevere refers to gingham as “picnic fabric” (too many cartoons?)…

  • Burda Style 4/2013 project 142B: The Security Guard Hat

    In the middle of sewing up a few things I’d recently cut out, a new project hit the queue this week. Guinevere’s class had been working on a special project for the past few months, an “art gallery” created by the students, and it culminated in a day they invited parents in to see. Each…