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A Modern Day Blouse Gone Romantic!

Well, if you have seen many of the garments I’ve sewn, you may realize that I never actually use a “modern-day” pattern – they are all either Edwardian costumes or 1930-50s dresses.  So at the beginning of 2012 I decided I was going to use a real, all-out, modern pattern that I could actually wear today.  No frills or furbelows, just a down-to-earth, pretty knit top.  Ha ha!  It seems I am completely incapable of sewing anything plain at all!

This blouse is about as…

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Added by Edelweiss Patterns on March 16, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

I Made this Bridal Gown Overnight!

What does one do when their brother and his fiancee decide to move up their wedding to just two days later?  In my case I started sewing my bridesmaid dress just as fast as I could!

And then what does one do when the same couple find out that the wedding dress is not being brought from out of state - less…

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Added by Edelweiss Patterns on February 28, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

The Release of "Maria's Gazebo Dress" Pattern!

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I thought you would like to see my latest sewing project!  I am excited to have finally finished the pattern for"Maria's Gazebo Dress",a 1930s style with floaty butterfly sleeves, honeycomb smocking, a gathered skirt and bodice, and fitted belt.  This pattern was inspired by the dress Maria wore for the song "Something Good" (in the "Sound of Music"), and has nearly…

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Added by Edelweiss Patterns on September 21, 2011 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

A Pattern Inspired by Kate's Bridal Gown!

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If any of you are fans of the Royal Family, I'm sure you will love this new pattern that Butterick just released!  It is very similar to the Alexander McQueen dress, and they did a fantastic job making the model look like the Princess herself!  She wears a replica of the Cartier' halo tiara, the enormous blue sapphire engagement ring, and…

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Added by Edelweiss Patterns on August 23, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

A 1950s Walkaway Dress Sew-Along

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As I shared on my earlier posts about my Butterick 4790 dresses, I found a very simple way to fix this retro pattern so that it looks just like the original pattern cover!  Quite a few seamstresses have commented that they would like to try this method since the…

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Added by Edelweiss Patterns on August 10, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Princess Catherine's Wedding Dress on Display!

I'm not sure how many of you have heard the news, but Princess Catherine's beautiful wedding dress in now on display at Buckingham Palace.  In an unprecedented act, the costume curator has permitted the gown to be viewed without any glass between the tourists and the dress itself!  I'm sure there will be limits on how close visitors can actually get to the royal dress, but it is still an absolutely wonderful idea!  Also on display are the earrings, wedding shoes, tiara, and wedding cake…

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Added by Edelweiss Patterns on July 25, 2011 at 12:28am — No Comments

An Original Sound of Music Dress

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As most of you probably know, this week saw possibly the biggest fashion auction in history with Debbie Reynolds auctioning off her impressive collection of film costumes at www.profilesinhistory.com .  Included in this auction were numerous costumes from "The Sound of Music", worn by Julie Andrews and a couple of von Trapp children.  But since we may never see these dresses again, I wanted to post an article about…

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Added by Edelweiss Patterns on June 21, 2011 at 7:49pm — No Comments

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