About Me

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Melrose, MA, United States
Hi there, and thanks for visiting my Blog! How did I get started? Well, when I was pretty young, my mom taught me all the basics of sewing. It seemed to come natural to me, and by the time I was in middle school, I began to make lots of my own clothes. I did some sewing for people I knew, (including my mom!)and then bought my first sewing machine in 1986 when I decided that I would make my own wedding gown! I live in Melrose, MA with my husband and our 3 boys. When expecting our first, I started to make dolls, just in case I had a girl. I continued making and selling them as they were fun to make and customize for a special girl. I work out of my home and have had the great experience of making gowns, home fashions, dolls and doing many alterations over the years. My work has been largely word of mouth, with very little advertising. I think you will find my work unique and would like to create something special just for you!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Time to dance!

I have 13 dresses I am working on for a local dance studio. They all need to have the sleeves and length shortened, requiring removing trim on sleeves and hemline (took me 3 hours last night to remove), adding additional trim, replacing original trim and fitting the dresses as well.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Think Summer.....

3 fabrics chosen for dresses

Original dress

Ella's dress

Latest request - a summer dress! I was asked to re-create a favorite dress, and make several of the same. I like doing this because it not only gives me something to work with - the original garment - then I make my own pattern from something I know fits the client well already. I am pleased to work this way, because in the end I know she will LOVE the finished garment and the fit will be perfect! Did I mention this was a long distance request? She is in Arizona and will soon be mailing me her dress and all the fabric. When I am finished, I will send them off to her!