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Before & After: A Dress Remodel

One of my favourite things to do is to take a piece with potential and make it work. In this case I was gifted this crinkle rayon dress with a collared neckline, princess seams and a great print. Sadly it … Read More

The Diva Dress by HLB 2014.

Made for Me: The Diva Dress

Another dance party, another excuse to make myself something the week of the event… Made for another edition of the ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody‘ dance parties organized and DJ-ed by the fabulous House of Gold Diamonds, I wanted to … Read More

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Cuff Alterations: Sewing Logistics

A client recently requested that I shorten the sleeves on a faux leather jacket. In all, I needed to remove about 3″ from the length. Making these sorts of alterations on a lined garment presents some challenges. Since the original … Read More

Framed and ready to go. Star Wars appliqué by HLB.

Nerd Crafts: Auction Prizes by HLB

I recently made some silent auction prizes in support of a local theatre company. The theme was Shakespeare Star Wars, so I trolled the internet for some subversively nerdy ideas. The first item is based on an image others have … Read More

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Mods on Mods

Lately I’ve been making myself things like pencil skirts and wiggle dresses, but I decided I’d like to try some more ‘youthful’ Mod looks. Looking through my pattern stash I decided to try making a ‘muslin’ (a taffeta?) of Simplicity … Read More