• DIY: Black Lace Marlborough II

    October 30, 2014

    So this is my third Marlborough Bra. After seeing the one I made for my coworker, the boss lady requested one in the same black lace with purple accents. I decided to try something new with this one and cut the band with the lace scallop edge on the bottom. I think the band looks…

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  • DIY: Black Lace Marlborough Bra

    October 22, 2014

    As mentioned in this post, I will be making a lot of Marlborough Bras in the coming weeks. This one is a belated birthday gift for my co-worker. Her favorite color is purple so I dyed the elastics in that color to use as a pop of color against the black lace. Sizing: I cut…

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  • DIY: Plum Marlborough Bra

    October 17, 2014

    Confession: This is actually the third bra that I’ve made. The first two will probably never see the light of day on the Internet because the sewing is pretty embarrassing. With that said, I present you the Marlborough Bra in plum. The Marlborough Bra is designed and drafted by Norma of Orange Lingerie¬†(a custom bra…

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  • Hiatus Update and Bra Making!

    September 24, 2014

    View from Westham Island Bridge during sunrise. Almost like a watercolor painting. Firstly, I apologize for the lack of posts in the past two months. I disappeared into my workload for both work and school this summer and neglected to update regularly. (Fortunately, my summer attire is pretty uninteresting…I primarily live in soft tees and…

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  • Complete: Peter Pan Collar Chambray Dress

    February 16, 2014

    My first complete sewing project for the year is this peter pan collar chambray number for a friend. I find sewing for others to be a good exercise in fit. Everyone’s build is different and it challenges me to try new fitting techniques. In addition, it’s fun to create a garment that is unique to…

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  • Red

    August 2, 2013

    Lately, I’ve been playing around with making simple leather clutches. Here’s one of the ones I made. Materials Used: Pearlized Lambskin Leather (from Leather, Suede, and Skins), Ostrich Embossed Cowhide Leather (from Global Leather)

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  • Metallic Leather Tote

    June 19, 2013

    In addition to shoemaking, I’ve also decided to try my hand at making handbags. So far, I’m experimenting with simple tote shapes. My friend, Joy, is in the market for a basic tote so I offered to make her one. Here’s a shot of the two primary materials used. The metallic leather is from Global…

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  • Lilac and Leather: Cream Top and Pleather Leggings

    May 29, 2013

    Cream Wool Top w/ Lilac Collar Materials Used: Leather (Collar), Wool (Shell), Silk Habotai (Lining) Design By: Tailor Made Pattern Drafted/Draped By: Tailor Made Construction By: Tailor Made Pleather Leggings Materials Used: Pleather Design By: Tailor Made Pattern Drafted/Draped By: Tailor Made Construction By: Tailor Made Fun fact: I actually drafted the top in Joy’s…

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  • A Cordwainer’s First Pair of Shoes

    May 19, 2013

    Spoiler Alert: I made my first pair of shoes! A couple of months ago, I decided to take a beginner’s shoemaking class just to see how difficult it is to create a pair of shoes from scratch. I now have my answer: It is not at all difficult! Caveat: Although there is nothing terribly difficult…

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  • Lilac and Leather: Leather Vest and Tweed Shorts

    May 16, 2013

    There is something unexpectedly delightful about pairing leather with tweed. It is like pairing two unlikely foods and getting a serendipitous explosion of flavors that complement each other harmoniously. Kind of like eating cream cheese with jelly (on a bread roll). In fact, I happen to think that cream cheese is jelly’s soulmate. (Sorry, peanut…

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