Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rachel's Wedding Dress

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 This is the wedding dress I made for an amazing gal named Rachel. Rachel was absolutely fantastic to work with... such a beautiful and classy young lady on the inside and out. I honestly loved every minute of making this dress!

I used ivory dupioni silk for the main dress with layers of English netting overlaying the skirt. 

  I also made the bridesmaid dresses below. Rachel was so nice to let the girls choose their own dress style, so each of them is unique. I think her color choice of blush and ivory are stunning and timeless... definitely something she can look back on 20 years from now and relish in her wise decision :) 

Congratulations, Rachel!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

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It's been a wonderful year! I started homeschooling my kids, which I'm loving very much. I am still sewing when I can find the time, but there is a time and a season for everything, and now I need to focus on growing young minds :) Although, I did finish sewing a custom silk wedding gown that I am eager to share with you soon!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Guipure Lace Wedding Dress

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I sewed this dress for my dear friend Linda. Doesn't she look amazing!? I lost count of the number of hours I spent on this dress, but I truly loved making it. This particular lace is a guipure lace, which is heavily embroidered motifs. In order to piece the lace together, it is essential to drape the lace on a dress form and hand-sew in together. Yes, entirely hand-sewn.... carefully cutting around each motif and overlaying over the next piece to blend the lace without seams. It was a labor of love indeed, but well worth it in the end.

I love my dress form :)
 I did a simple silk sash and did some simple hand beading to accent it.
Check out those silk covered buttons. So classy :)

I'm working on another wedding dress now that has a alençon lace top and a English netting bottom. To die for... that wedding isn't until July, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winner of the 2013 Woodland Calendar Giveaway!

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Comment #10 Bart-Eve Smith

Congratulations! Please email me with your shipping address and I will put your mini-calendar in the mail, as well as email the printable pdf calendar files :)

 But wait; there's more! Everyone else who commented will receive the pdf calendar files! Surprise!!!

Rachael *emailed
Janelle *please send me your email address
Heather *emailed
Chandra *emailed
Jessica *emailed
Missy *please send me your email address
Maria *please send me your email address
Rachel *please send me your email address
Marla *please send me your email address

♥ Thanks for participating! ♥

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Calendar Giveaway and Modest Maven Coupon

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 (Ended) 2013 Calendar Giveaway
I created a cute new wall calendar to welcome the year 2013! It's a woodland theme featuring twelve adorable woodland animals, hand drawn and then digitally recreated by yours truly. You can visit my shop to purchase the printable pdf version of both the write-in and mini versions of my calendar for only $6.99. I'm a write-in gal myself, and would be loopy without being able to schedule everything on my wall calendar.

I am not offering the printed copies in my shop, however, for this giveaway, the winner will receive a printed mini calendar, as well as the pdf files for both the write-in and mini versions of the calendar.

Calendars make fabulous new year's gifts and with the printable calendars, you'll be able to print as many as you like to give away.

Two possible entries per person:
  1. Comment on this blog post.
  2. Visit my shop,, and "pin" your favorite item to Pinterest. Return to this blog post to comment.

Terms of the Giveaway:

  The giveaway ends on Tuesday, January 8th, 2012 at 12pm central time. The winner will be randomly selected and results posted the same day. 
  No purchase is necessary.
  Odds of winning are based on number of entries.
  Two entries allowed per person. One for commenting on this blog post and second for "pinning" your favorite item from my etsy shop, then returning and posting on this blog post.
  Prize value is $15, and includes world-wide first class shipping of the mini-calendar and email of pdf calendar.
  Ages 18 and older are eligible to enter.

Coupon Code:
 Shop at Modest Maven and enter  NEWYEAR13  at checkout to receive 13% off your entire order! Includes full-priced and sale items. Valid through January 8, 2013.

 Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Modest Maven Holiday Coupon Code

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Shop at Modest Maven and enter  HOLIDAY15  at checkout to receive 15% off your entire order! Includes sale items. Valid through December 7, 2012.

Fabric colors for custom clothing: