Millinery 101

Last weekend I finished up a 3-Saturday hat making class with Wayne Wichern. Wayne is an awesome guy and I learned so much in this class. Mostly I learned that millinery aka hat making is far more work than I originally thought and far more hand sewing that I originally thought. There’s more than I…

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The Dog Witch

As you saw earlier, I made a witch costume for Minnie. It was loosely based off of Butterick 4885. Basically I used the pattern for the base. I shortened the length and added the skirt which was just two layered ruffles. I also added a ruffle at the neckline instead of the collar. Finally, I…

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Happy Halloween!

This year for Halloween, Minnie was a witch. It was a quick costume I tossed together in about 3 hours including the time it took to go to the store and buy the fabric. About 2 hours of that was real sewing. She really looked quite adorable in it despite the fact that she really…

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