KeepSake Sewing

KeepSake Sewing
Over 20 Years Experience

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This blog started off sharing my bridal business sewing projects and is now a hodgepodge of unique and fun things I have created over the years.

Hope your creative side is inspired!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Finger Paint

As a coordinator to help with crafts at our local Mom's group one year we decide the ladies would make children friendly recipe scrapbooks.  Each meeting the Mom's came together and created 2-3  4"x6" pages that would be placed in a small photo-album.  Once the year was over I continued to add more pages and create books for gifts.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Double Chiffon Bustle

This dress was lined in bridal satin with a layer of white chiffon on top.  The back had a lace up closer.  When altering the dress this bride requested straps.  I reversed the lacing and laced from the bottom up, placed two loops on the front of the bodice for the lacing to go through and then pulled the straps back through to the back to create straps.  


To bustle this dress it required a double combination bustle.   Nine loops were sewn under the dress and a ribbon was attached under at the beaded embellishment that was placed on the center back of the dress - the ribbon was then threaded through the loops and tied creating a french bustle.  Then two simple thread loops were made and an over bustle was created hooking the loops to a hook just under the embellishment to give this bustle a  Greek look.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bubble Dress Under - Bustle

A mermaid bubble pick up style dress with a train.
A bustle was created using color coded ribbons and nylon rings.  I used the under bustle technique folding the dress under and into the lining of the back.  This dress required 5 bustle points.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

GAK

As a coordinator to help with crafts at our local Mom's group one year we decide the ladies would make children friendly recipe scrapbooks.  Each meeting the Mom's came together and created 2-3  4"x6" pages that would be placed in a small photo-album.  Once the year was over I continued to add more pages and create books for gifts.

Friday, August 13, 2010

State Fair T-shirts


The t-shirts are complete and the kids look great.  I screen printed the shirts to reflect each one of the kids.  


The screens were exposed for 18 minutes under direct light and then washed clean with the garden hose.  The were not perfect, next years will be better.  With temps as high as 94 degrees expected we decided to cut out the sleeves on two of the boys shirts.  I then serged them and top-stitched them down.