14 December, 2011
Rain Blanken commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 13 - Win a 5234PRW Project Runway™ Limited Edition Serger from Brother!
I started hand stitching as a kid, making lopsided pillows for my dolls. Those poor dolls. My grandmother owned an old mechanical foot pedal sewing machine that piqued my interest, but the rust tol…
28 March, 2011
Rain Blanken commented on the article Comment to Win a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 Sewing Machine
I have a pile of vintage patterns salvaged from my mothers basement. If they hadn’t been claimed, they would have molded and been lost forever. Some of the patterns still have hand-written notes an…
10 February, 2011
Rain Blanken commented on the project The Second Chances Party Frock
Wow, I really hope they send it back to you. I’ll look for it in the magazine, this one really deserved a feature, congrats!
Rain Blanken commented on the project Little Treasures
Such an inspirational gift for your niece! I am loving that fabric pattern.
Rain Blanken commented on the project Upholstery Fabric Dress
Love this! And what a great fit! Was the fabric hard to work with?
9 February, 2011
Rain Blanken favorited the technique Using Vintage Patterns
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Rain Blanken favorited the technique Fabric Covered Buttons
Rain Blanken added the project Chocolate Flower Girl Dress
For my wedding, I made my daughter this chocolate brown bridesmaid dress. The brown color matched what I had in the bridesmaid dresses, and made her stand out from the crowd. She felt like a little…
Rain Blanken added the project Bridesmaid Dresses for Very Different Bridesmaids
My sisters are all very different, in personality and body type.
For their dresses, I used a pattern that would allow for small variations using the same fabrics. The skirt cuts are different, …
Rain Blanken added the project Short Skirt Retro Wedding Dress
I have made wedding dresses before, and I had the skills and enough cash for the fabric. So when my own wedding rolled around in 2008, I decided to create my own 50’s inspired gown.
This dress w…
26 June, 2009
Rain Blanken commented on the project Ribbon, Lace and Yarn Hair Falls
These are very awesome. Somehow you made ricrac work with this! I can never get ricrac to look like anything but corny.
Rain Blanken commented on the project Tropical queen bee dress
You might have had issues making it, but it looks good from here!
Rain Blanken commented on the project the krystal
So very 80’s! It reminds me of the 80’s throwback style that Disney is dressing up Hannah Montana in lately. I so wish the 80’s style would come back more…without the shoulder pads and parachute …
Rain Blanken commented on the project Celeste Jacket
It really is a great fit. What kind of fabric did you use?
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Rain Blanken commented on the project Green Bean Cap
This is very cute! Love the buttons. You didn’t use a pattern?
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Rain Blanken added the project Pillowcase Skirt
Made a pillowcase skirt, but also added ruching to the sides to give it a more finished look. I love this design because you can use the existing hem on the pillowcase for a drawstring casing inste…
Rain Blanken added the project Anime Hats
Cat shaped anime hat made with felt or a t-shirt.
Rain Blanken added the project I Love Lucy Dress
For my wedding in October, I’m making all of the dresses for my sisters/bridesmaids. I decided to use New Look 6699 because it has so many mix and match options to offer my sisters.
This is Sar…