Ivory Silk Chiffon & White Guipure Lace Baptismal Christening Gown

Anagrassia Baptismal Christening Gown Silk Lace Ivory White Organza Charmeuse Sash Satin Buttons Couture Sewing Handmade Dress Girls Wedding Floral Alencon grey

I made this gown at the last moment for my friend’s little girl, M. I used ivory silk chiffon, diamond white silk charmeuse, and white guipure lace. (I would’ve dyed the lace, but the lace stands out when the lining is a different shade.)  I chose this guipure lace from my stock because it looked the most nordic and M’s ancestors are from Sweden....

Brown Tweed and Cherry Brown Leather Asymmetrical Matching (Dinosaur Themed) Jackets

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Making matching jackets with my nieces has become an annual tradition. This year Gigi requested a dinosaur jacket. This was a tall order especially since bomber jackets with dinosaur appliqués was not an option. Therefore I had to be a bit more creative with the limited materials and time I had available. I decided upon burnt orange/brown tweed wool with sequins, which remained from a previous purchase in NYC. I also chose cherry brown genuine leather, charcoal wool, and dusty rose silk (for the lining). There wasn’t time to create original jacket design for myself, so I used a Burdastyle pattern from a previous project, (see jacket here). The jackets...

The Calling of the Artist

Ukrainian Seamstress Tailor Mary Grace Godfrey

The best things in life uplift us. I am not talking about elevators when we need to get to the top floor, (although that is nice). Rather I am talking about lifting our spirits as we go about our day-to-day activities. This is the role of the artist, who “give us enthusiasm to do our work” as St. John Paul II said in his famous Letter to Artists. Beauty speaks to our hearts like nothing else, for it promises something that we are all seeking – happiness. However this does not always result in a promise fulfilled. We are all aware that beauty can be deceptive when it is only...

Back to Our Roots with 80’s Fashion & Boyfriend Style Cashmere Jackets

Boyfriend Style 80s Blazer Sports Jacket

Back to our Roots Those of us born in the 80’s likely feel a strong attachment to the decade. And just as we who lean on our mothers for support as we become mothers ourselves might begin to resemble them, we who have added Adidas Originals to our wardrobes are also dressing like them too. Especially in our family where my father, who played professional football, had a shoe contract with Adidas. He was always bringing home interesting new things for us to wear. Today with woman multitasking more than ever, a country-style sports jacket traditionally worn by men can be a fantastic fit for today’s millennial woman. With a...