My favorite fabric store in Chicago, Textile Discount Outlet, is packed with rare and gorgeous vintage fabrics. I had been eyeing this burn-out velvet for months but for the first time, probably ever, I felt this fabric was too special to buy without just cause. Luckily, my friends Sam and Michael got engaged. I was ecstatic, finally… Continue reading An Occasion Worthy of Vintage Burnout-Velvet
My fancy boyfriend works for a fancy company that had their holiday party at the Field Museum. Last year I wore a dress I made in college, which is lovely, but other folks were wearing floor length gowns and I was insanely jealous. No one told me I could wear a gown! Now that my prom days… Continue reading The Five Hour Evening Gown
You guys, I made a wedding dress! About a year ago my cousin Beth asked me if I would make her wedding dress. I honestly can’t remember how it came up, but I immediately and obviously said yes to the dress. It was without a doubt the greatest undertaking of my sewing career –and let’s… Continue reading Hell Yes to This Dress!
I bought this dress at a consignment shop in my hometown called Mimi’s. Being raised a bargain hunter, it is out of character for me to spend $50 on a dress from a thrift store, but this one was too beautiful. I tried it on and it was over. I felt like Grace Kelly. I wore… Continue reading My Grace Kelly Dress
Dear Coat, Sweet coat who survived two world wars, two centuries and too many owners, you have somehow made your way to my lap. Don’t worry, beautiful coat, I am here. I love you, you’re safe now. I will fix you. Yours, Sarah Working for Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. This is a coat… Continue reading I Can Be Your Hero Baby
I never cease to be amazed by how real imaginary everything can be to the child who invented it. When I was a camp councilor last summer I was lucky enough to have a 4 year old boy named Rishi and 3 year old brother Ravi in my group. They were both a joy and had incredible… Continue reading Super Princess