2 May, 2016
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project Garden Prom dress 2016
That is my daughter in the dress. The skirt actually has silk flowers sandwiched in the top layer of tulle which is folded up over itself.
Nancy Gallagher added the project Garden Prom dress 2016
This was inspired by a photo a friend posted to my fb wall.
30 December, 2013
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project Vintage Modern Red Velvet
Thanks all for the lovely words. The front view photo is not that great. We took them really fast on her way out te door to the formal.I will try to ad it though
29 December, 2013
Nancy Gallagher added the project Vintage Modern Red Velvet
Another daughter, another vintage pattern updated by shortening the length a bit. This is a discontinued Vintage Vogue pattern.
17 November, 2013
Nancy Gallagher added the project modernized vintage party dress
Vogue pattern V1094 updated by shortening the hem a bit.
15 August, 2013
Nancy Gallagher added the project bike tube messenger bag
Messenger bag made from new retro transistor radio fabric trimmed with bicycle tubes.
11 July, 2013
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project Hermione Dress Commission
Thanks for all the kind words, it is the toughest commission to date, and I dont think I will ever attempt another one. :)
4 July, 2013
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project two colour waistcoat in reverse
Nancy Gallagher added the project Hermione Dress Commission
This dress was with only some still photos from the client. I patterned it from a combination of draping and pattern drafting. The actual dress is made up of 102 pieces. The bust is cut so the fabr…
2 July, 2013
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project Vintage/Modernized Senior Prom Dress
Thanks everyone, it was a fun project. As for the belt making, there are lots of great tutorials out there if you google it. I actually bought the hardware at a garage sale a few years ago. It was …
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project Sleeping Beauty Faeries
Thanks all for the kind words.
Mary they are a pattern by Suzanne Dieckman from tutusthatdance.com. Of course I messed with it a bit, but the basic structure is there.
30 June, 2013
Nancy Gallagher added the project Sleeping Beauty Faeries
Six tutus made for a youth ballet company’s performance of sleeping beauty.
Nancy Gallagher added the project Vintage/Modernized Senior Prom Dress
My daughter wanted a vintage look with a contemporary vibe to it. So I used Vintage Vogue 1172 altered to a slightly more modern silhouette. The back was dropped, and the shoulders narrowed. The le…
14 November, 2012
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project pumpkin tutu
It has to do with the netting, and the tight layers you apply. This one is 8 concentric layers. each one is tightly gathered and applied very close together.
13 November, 2012
Nancy Gallagher added the project pumpkin tutu
My daughter wanted a pumpkin tutu for halloween, here’s the result
4 June, 2012
29 May, 2012
Nancy Gallagher added the project Hedgehog for ballet
This is a commission for a local youth ballet company. The choreography includes a somersaults, so the costume had to accomodate that.
21 May, 2012
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project Emerald Prom Dress
The city skyline a bit of serendipity embraced!
Nancy Gallagher commented on the project Queen Koschei
I am a ballet costumer/tutu maker. thanks all for the kind words!
My website is sewballet.com
Nancy Gallagher added the project Emerald Prom Dress
This was made from Butterick 4819. it was modified a bit, lost the draping, shortened the skirt. The bodice is made from two toned pieced strips. The embellishment is made from the organza used for…
16 May, 2012
Nancy Gallagher added the project Queen Koschei
This was a commission for Turning Pointe Dance Studio, so much fun! It is made from a black/gold brocade, chiffon, and various appliques reworked and dyed with Rit Dye. The Koschei is also known as…
2 December, 2011
Nancy Gallagher commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 2 - Win a Three-Year Subscription to Selvedge Magazine!
dupioni silk….no wait, lovely soft cotton jersey knit.
28 November, 2011
Nancy Gallagher added the project Chinese Dragon
I am a volunteer costumer for a youth ballet company in Southern California. We try to add something new to the mix every Nutcracker. This year the Artistic Director asked for a Dragon for the Chin…
1 November, 2011
Nancy Gallagher added the project Steampunk explorer
Simplicity 2172 Made for my daughter out of my fabric stash (mostly).
14 October, 2011
Nancy Gallagher commented on the article Making Machine Embroidery Hip for a New Generation
I use embroidery in ballet costuming. i design and stitch out my own appliques for my business sewballet.com. I also love to embroider up one leg on my jeans.