What dress will I make? Was the first thing I though after finding out about an upcoming 1950’s murder mystery dinner.
After some searching, my dress of choice was Butterick 4790 formerly Butterick 6015, the extremely popular walk-away dress. It is totally fuss-free with the back and front all in one piece. Fast easy to sew and fit too! I will be making this again.
I did a tie closure for both front and back to make it event easier to throw on and “walk-away”.
I have had an fascination with handcrafted textiles since before I can remember. The most influential women in my life have been skilled at sewing and needlecrafts. This includes great grandmother Mattie and grandma Arelia who was ever encouraging and proud of her “sweet pea” as I attempted my first projects at the age of 11.
Starting with braid weaving, then progressing to sewing, then crochet I was on my way. I received a bachelors in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising from Eastern Michigan University in 2006. Over the years I have picked up knitting, loom weaving, embroidery and finally spinning every type of fiber I can get my hands on.
The process of creating using traditional techniques has brought me much joy and fulfillment over the years and I hope to inspire others to explore our heritage skills through my sharing.
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