15 July, 2012
corwin1 added the project Flowered Iris Shorts
Easy Colette pattern, Iris. Uses almost no fabric and quick to put together. Also learned a better way to do pockets from this pattern than what I was doing before.
16 January, 2011
corwin1 added the project Joy Disco Flower Shower Curtain
A fast and pretty shower curtain in Amy Butler’s new Soul Blossom’s print. I’ve been wanting a pretty shower curtain to spruce up my bathroom. Because of the type of tub I have I need short line…
15 January, 2011
corwin1 commented on the article Comment to Win "The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques!"
It’s finished when every detail of the garment is complete. The hem is done, the lining is stitched in and it’s completely pressed. No matter how you get to this end – serging or hand rolling edg…
3 January, 2011
corwin1 added the project Tiger Kimono
This was drafted and created for a design contest for which I was a finalist. Five designers were chosen to have their looks be part of a masquerade ball new year’s eve runway show in Minneapolis….
28 December, 2010
24 December, 2010
A scarf/wrap made of blue organza silk hand died ombre that is light blue to black. Includes small organza flowers. I had this fabric laying around from a failed dress so I thought I better use i…
22 December, 2010
corwin1 commented on the technique How to paint fabric
I re-copy and pasted the embedded video link just in case. Here also is the direct link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7y2xqTqmyE
20 December, 2010
corwin1 commented on the technique How to paint fabric
Their website says that you should be able to achieve the same results with the other paints. Also, if you water them down the fabric will even more like the original hand. I’d compare the paint …
19 December, 2010
corwin1 added the technique How to paint fabric
I recently had to paint fabric for a project that I was working on. I had never painted fabric before and was worried what it would look like. Here is what fabric paint looks like on four differe…
10 December, 2010
corwin1 favorited the project Collection: Minutes 'til Midnight
Oh yes, and Winston, my Italian Greyhound, is who you see in the background there. He was a bit confused to why I needed to stand on the bed and disrupt his napping.
This is a full tutu/tulle skirt. Check out my how to video to make your own – this one is all ready for a cropped jacket and heels for new year’s eve! The second photo is the tutu in action – I t…
corwin1 commented on the technique How to make a tulle skirt
The tulle I used is the same as you would use for making a wedding veil. I found it impossible to capture on video, but thats all it is – you can get it at any fabric store.
It is sewn …
8 December, 2010
corwin1 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 8 - Win Spoonflower $100 Credit - Two Winners!
anything that is easy to cut and doesn’t slip out from under the presser foot I’m cool with :)
corwin1 added the technique How to make a tulle skirt
Tulle is super fun and quite easy to sew – make your own tutu/tulle skirt! It is very popular for the 2010 holiday season and is inexpensive to sew.
7 December, 2010
corwin1 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 7 - Win Mood Fabrics $100 Gift Card!
Way too much! I got a new machine this year too – I’m probably over $1000.
22 November, 2010
corwin1 added the project Flowers for Lynn
These are for the scarf/wrap Lynn – have yet to make the wrap. I had a failed organza dress from some time back and I thought this would be the perfect thing to use up the fabric on. The flowers …
20 November, 2010
corwin1 commented on the article Lanvin for H&M
Augh. I’m so over this expensive designers designing for cheap clothing stores like H&M and Target. The clothes are not made any better than anything else you’d find in the store to begin with an…
18 November, 2010
corwin1 commented on the article Exploring Vintage Fabric: Cotton Sateen
I’ve made many things of cotton sateen and will pick it over silk and satin any day when I can. It drapes well, and sews so so easily… a dream really.
16 November, 2010
corwin1 added the project Gold Sencha
This is a Colette Pattern – it’s is very heavily altered – I don’t think there was one seam or part of this shirt that didn’t fit out of the package. the neckline has been lowered as well as the s…
corwin1 added the project Pink Pinstripe Dress
Based on the Colette Pattern, Oolong. The dress is not however cut on the bias and has a zipper.
15 November, 2010
corwin1 added the project Silk Patchwork Dress with Dissolving Interfacing
This dress is meant to be a display piece – made of a patchwork of cut squares in dupioni and taffeta. Both were sewn to dissolving interfacing with multiple colored threads – including metallic a…
23 December, 2009
corwin1 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Over a Week Long Giveaway, Win a PFAFF® hobbylock™ 2.0!
I find sewing inspiration from websites like net-a-porter, my own closet, vintage photos, window shopping, and the Burda magazine.
7 December, 2009
corwin1 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win two books from Nicole Smith: Fashion DIY and DORM DÉCOR
My sister would love these books
4 December, 2009
corwin1 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a 500 Colored Pencil subscription by Felissimo
i think I would too have to display them
2 December, 2009
corwin1 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a SINGER® CONFIDENCE™ 7467 Sewing Machine
Oh! I would love a new machine!
29 October, 2009
The pattern is Burda and it’s number 7619
28 October, 2009
I have been obsessing over capes for some time so it was time to get to work. Also making a button in lining for actual cold weather. I live in Minnesota after all…. Photo now uploaded – it’s …
12 June, 2009
6 January, 2009
corwin1 commented on the article And the bride wore black...
I made the bridesmaid dresses for my own wedding. It was actually the first sewing project I had tackled in years. It was not short of some interesting drama, but they looked wonderful and the ph…