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Thoughts, ideas, and lots of sharing. Make some tea, grab a cookie, and let's enjoy the hilarity that is my life as a traveling dressmaker.

Burgundy and Aubergine, the colors of Winter

It is interesting how there can be themes to sewing. This winter I have making new dresses and catching up on partially finished orders. Most of them have been burgundy or Aubergine. I love these colds, so this has been really great. Aim especially in love with the eggplant silk velvet I used in the two 1910's Titanic inspired dresses.

Judy Pushkin will soon have her new day outfit with matching dinner bodice. It is built on a fabulous new big bustle for that mid-1880's look. I untitled her striped silk by pleating her center front to the stripe and the skirt frill to the flower. Love it !

Vickie Lees's new 1912 dress was built for a Titanic dinner this past January. I was able to find a vintage sari trim that was the perfect highlight. I also made a picture hat with a deep crown and huge brim. These are so fun!

The dress I just finished yesterday is a Titanic inspired prom dress. Noelle's inspiration was the Swim dress from the movie, but with darker palette and a sequined black sari as the highlight, I deviated a bit with the addition of a sheer kimono sleeve trimmed with beaded tassels. I hope she is the Belle of the Ball!

And finally in the update, a slap-dash 1912 suit for MaritaBeth to wear to the Titanic exhibit in Dallas. She just had to have a fab dress, and of course, another awesome picture hat. I am completely in love with these, so dramatic!

Now I am off to CA for the annual trip to see Ken and Gail. I am so looking forward to seeing them after missing last year's trip. Then a return to more sewing!

See you in a week. Cheers!