Gathering Threads



    WIP: Gail Doane’s Eloise

    Posted by on Aug 05 2010

    I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m working on a version of Gail Doane’s exquisite smocked wool dress, Eloise, from AS&E 87. I don’t usually succumb to buyer’s lust.  I try very hard to be controlled in my stash building, especially when it comes to ‘wanna-sews’.  There aren’t enough hours in the day and […]

    Do You Know This Man?

    Posted by on Jul 13 2010

    It’s been a very hot few weeks in Ontario and while it eased a little over the weekend, according to our weatherman, we’re once again due for a nice mix of mugginess and thunderstorms. So, given all this heat and stickiness, what am I working on? Something cool and seasonal? Hardly. Guess: This is an […]

    Ebele in Progress

    Posted by on May 18 2010

    I’ve been gorging myself on smocking now that my day-to-day job is on summer hiatus. I’ve got several outfits in various stages of doneness – here’s a quick peek at one of my wip’s. It’s my interpretation of the “Ebele” plate that was featured in AS&E, Issue #83 I’ve made a few changes to the […]