Draping · Sewing · Vintage

An Occasion Worthy of Vintage Burnout-Velvet

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

Beading · Earrings · Holiday · Jewelry making · Sewing

The Five Hour Evening Gown

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

Costume · Costume Shop · Repurpose! · Sewing · Theater · Vintage

I Can Be Your Hero Baby

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