12 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 12 - Win a Library of Sewing Titles and Canvas Tote from Random House, Inc.!
From everywhere and everything! I am especially inspired by magazine layouts, and, of course, bloggers and Burda Style! And anything vintage is sure to catch my eye.
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 11 - Win 2 Seam Allowance Guides and a $200 Tessuti Fabric Voucher from SeamAllowanceGuide.com!
I wish there was something that would make gathering large sections of fabric evenly less of a chore!
10 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 10 - Win Two Thread Collections from Coats & Clark!
A clear quilting ruler – the uses are endless!
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 9 - Win a TG1600 SmartIron from Oliso!
A pair of great scissors is very important, and I love my dressmaker chalk for marking things. But, of course, an iron is terribly important as well. A good pressing can make even a wonky seam lo…
7 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 7 - Win a Holding Pattern Overnight Bag from ModCloth!
What a charming idea, and I would imagine, a great conversation starter! The bag would be a perfect gift for anyone interested in sewing, and a constant reminder to get back to all of those unfinis…
5 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 5 - Win The Colette Sewing Handbook, Three Patterns, and a $25 Gift Certificate from Colette Patterns!
I think that the Beignet pattern would be incredibly practical to have in the pattern stash – there are so many possibilities! But I do love the Ceylon as well . . . there are just too many cute o…
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 4 Win $100 worth of items from Oilcloth By The Yard!
I think I would have to attempt a polka dot raincoat. I have never used oil cloth before – it would be an adventure, to be sure!
3 December, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 3 Win a Craftsy "Hall Pass"
The perfect dress has extra special details that take it from the ordinary to fabulous, and above all, makes you feel beautiful!
29 November, 2011
lauramae added the project Is anyone missing a necktie?
Butterick 5707, Retro 1959: MISSES’ DRESS AND BELT: Dress has bias yoke and sleeve cut-in-one, shoulder pleat forming neckline drape, fitted bodice, gathered/darted waist, semi-fitted skirt, side …
22 November, 2011
lauramae added the project Pink Martini
Vogue 1136, Original 1945 Design: MISSES’ JACKET AND DRESS: Semi-fitted, unlined jacket has waistline seam, darts, tucked peplum and three-quarter length sleeves with gathers at lower underarm sea…
20 November, 2011
lauramae added the project 1940s Gown with Peplum
Eva Dress 6111: 1945 Ladies’ Dresses; 16-piece pattern in size 18 (36" bust, 30" waist, 39" hip). This is a reproduction of Vogue 6111.
I made this dress for a gala event a couple of years …
16 November, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Featured Member: lauramae
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments – and a huge thank you to BurdaStyle for the opportunity! I am so grateful that sewing communities like this exist. I learn something new each and ever…
lauramae commented on the article Featured Member: lauramae
Good eye – it is a Ceil Chapman reproduction. The only real difficulty I had was due to missing perforation marks. That being said, I would not recommend it to a beginner!
13 November, 2011
lauramae commented on the project Film Noir Vixen
I am wearing a long-line bra underneath the suit. It has a couple of plastic bones along the side seams, and is not perfect, but it gives a bit more of a defined waist look to the sui…
11 November, 2011
lauramae added the project Film Noir Vixen
Vogue 2339, Original 1948 Design: Misses’ Jacket and Skirt: Loose-fitting, partially interfaced, lined, hip-length jacket (fitted through waist) has collar, shoulder pads, princess seams and long,…
29 October, 2011
lauramae added the project Autumnal Color Palette
McCall’s 6758: first published in 1963; Misses’ Dress with Slim or Full Skirt. Dress, with dart fitted bodice and three-gore slim skirt, or four-gore skirt with unpressed pleats. Dress has short se…
27 October, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Comment to Win a Gift Certificate from Britex Fabrics
Silks and rayons, please!
19 October, 2011
lauramae added the project Purple Gingham Halter Dress with Cardigan
I finished my Jenny Cardigan (from Rowan Magazine 37) in early July but never got around to wearing it.
I very rarely find buttons that match a finished project. I have the same problem wit…
15 October, 2011
lauramae added the project Leopard Print Challis
Vogue 1228 – MISSES’ DRESS: Close-fitting (through bustline), above mid-knee length dress has front and back stitched pleats, kimono sleeves with sleeve band and tabs, stitched facing at neckline, …
lauramae commented on the project A Field of Poppies
Yes! I am wearing a crinoline – it really helps the 1950s silhouette.
12 October, 2011
lauramae commented on the article Pulp Arts: The Paper Fashions of Artist Isabelle de Borchgrave
I was lucky enough to see an exhibit of her work when it came through San Francisco. The work is unbelievable – even up close the pieces look just like fabric – the textures are spot on. And the …
lauramae added the project A Field of Poppies
Vogue 2903, Original 1957 Design: MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE DRESS: Fitted dress, has princess seams, back zipper, flared skirt with inverted pleats at sides, side front and side back. Inside yoke ext…
9 October, 2011
lauramae added the project Wine & Roses
Butterick 5032, Retro 1952: MISSES’ CAPELET, DRESS, OVERSKIRT, CUMMERBUND SASH AND BELT: Lined to edge capelet, darted at shoulders, collar and button closure. Fitted dress, darted bodice, waistli…
6 October, 2011
lauramae added the project Potted Purse
This purse was fashioned using Simplicity 4159.
I purchased this pattern years ago – who can resist a purse in the shape of a flower pot?! And it turned out to be the perfect accessory to my …
5 October, 2011
lauramae added the project Emerald Green Gown
Ceil Chapman Cocktail Dress Reproduction from Vintage Fashion Library.
I finished this gown just in time for this year’s Marin Symphony Gala. It was a labor of love, and I am thrilled with th…
23 September, 2011
lauramae added the project The Perfect Afternoon for a Mint Julep
Butterick 5209, Retro 1947: MISSES’ DRESS: Halter or cap sleeve dress, below mid-knee length, has side zipper, fitted self-lined bodice and flared, gathered skirt.
The step by step instructio…
16 September, 2011
lauramae commented on the project Cherries Jubilee!
Thank you so much! Last month I finally decided that it was time to start the blog. I am still figuring everything out, but I am very excited about it!
lauramae added the project Cherries Jubilee!
Butterick 4792, Retro 1957: Misses’ Jacket, Dress and Belt: Above waist, loose-fitting, unlined jacket has collar and short dolman sleeves. Flared dress is mid-calf and has fitted, self-faced bo…
14 September, 2011
lauramae favorited the project Midriff cut out
lauramae favorited the project The "Sew Rejuvenated" Dress