Today marks exactly two months since I arrived in Paris and one month since I departed. I guess it's about time I wrote about the dress!The primary objective of this couture techniques workshop was to sew a custom-fit dress in the style of Madame Grès. Our dresses were based on one of her designs from… Continue reading A month in Paris: the couture dress!
Category: sewing education
Graduation dress in summery eyelet
After three and a half years of very part-time classes at West Valley College, I finally graduated a week ago with my A.S. in Apparel Production! Since I made a new dress for my very first day of class at WVC, it was only fitting that I drape, draft, and sew the dress in which… Continue reading Graduation dress in summery eyelet
Starting ’em early!
It might be somewhat surprising, but my son's pre-school classroom at the Google Childcare Center doesn't have computers for the children's use. Instead, (and among many other awesome features, like a real woodworking station) they have a sewing station, with two regular sewing machines, an iron, fabric cutting table with a large Olfa mat, and… Continue reading Starting ’em early!