The Dining Room CHairS:

She bought two chairs but didn't like the upholstery, so we covered them with green linen.

THE Mother-In-Law Dress:

Her new daughter-in-law is from India, and sent her several yards of fabric that represent the daughter's family and heritage.  She asked if I could make it into a dress she could wear to the wedding bruncheon, and so I did.


The dress was too small across the back by nine inches and too long in the torso by about five inches.  I added a placket and shortened the bodice for a perfect fit.


She had purchased some European pants that were very skinny through the thigh and knee.  I opened up the inside seam and inserted a lace paneling.

The BLACK COrset:

The dress was too small across the back by about four inches, so I turned the zipper into a corset.

The HIGH Neckline:

She bought the dress at Goodwill and didn't like the high neckline.  I lowered the neckline to a more flattering shape.

Custom Sewing

The Baby Shower:

I bought these ordinary cloth diapers at the store, then added 6" strips of fabric.  Boom -- cute burp cloths.

The Tarzan Dress:

She had a theme party and a pile of fabric.  I made a princess seamed dress with straps.

The GREEN Dress:

She loved her dress and wanted an exact replica.