Happy Sunday guys! I spent all last weekend behind my sewing machine, and looks like that will be the same for today. I finished up two client orders and also had a few questions from a few ladies that are new to sewing. Lets begin!
Princess Tiana Costume
This lovely lady had a costume ball at school. Her mom came to me with a picture for inspiration and I went to work! She was to make the tutu and I was to make the bodice. The bodice features princess seams and a cute lace panel in the center. The picture she gave was a side view of a gown, so I didn’t have much but imagination to work with but I’m happy with the outcome. This young lady is also very tiny, so I made her bodice adjustable with organza ribbon. The ribbon added even more princess factor to the bodice and popped with the tutu her mom made.
This client wanted a bright green tutu for her daughters costume birthday party. She was in love with my tutu selection which really made my day. I can’t wait to show you guys the pictures. This is the Paige TuTu, a high low tutu skirt lined with matching cotton.
I also get a lot of questions about the dress form I use. I bought it off of Amazon a while ago, and it is no longer available but this one is comparable in price.
Beginners Fabric Suggestions
Fabric can be pretty expensive. When learning to sew, you want quality fabric that is ok to screw up. My #1 choice for sample making or practice is Broadcloth. It is light weight yet sturdy, sews easily and comes in ENDLESS colors. I use it as lining in almost all of my garments because I can find it in so many shades and it last longer than traditional liner. It is very affordable and although I recommend it for practice, it can be used to make garments as long as you line whatever you make, because it is not 100% opaque.
Check out all the amazing deals on Cotton Broadcloth. You wont be disappointed.