It's been a while -- thanks for sticking around... (BTW, if you're only interested in the mannequin tutorial, scroll down to where the photos begin!) The skating world is so weird sometimes; I know people who protect their costume ideas for each season more carefully than they protect their passwords, bank PIN's, and in some… Continue reading Duct Tape Mannequin, Check!
Here it is -- our Latin ballroom dress, the "Rose." This isn't quite finished -- with only 14 gross stones on it so far (yes, I did write "only"), it still has a few gross to go...but this thing included two techniques I've never used before: 1. Scraping. What I call "scraping" probably has a… Continue reading What are They Wearing Wednesday: Latin Ballroom Dress
So I missed a Wednesday, because I was exploring the textile district of Los Angeles, the largest in the world. And to make matters worse, my sewing machine is in the shop for three weeks for a tune-up and lube job. However, there is a little something on Peg today: This is an extraordinary piece… Continue reading What Are They Wearing Wednesday: February 12, 2014
I'm starting a new tradition here today -- every Wednesday I'll post a photo of what happens to be on one of the mannequins in the shop. Sometimes it will be a finished project, sometimes a work in progress. The goal is twofold: first, it will give you a look at various stages of garment… Continue reading What Are They Wearing Wednesday: January 29, 2014
Four months ago, at the constant urging of my husband, I quit a job that was making me angry and resentful and began working instead on trying to dismiss the guilt I've always felt for wanting to do something that a) doesn't require the multiple college degrees I hold, and b) doesn't feel like a… Continue reading Guilty Pleasure to CEO