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Hello darling friends of my page. I was reminded by Facebook that I haven't posted in quite some time and that is true, I haven't. The reason is that although I have been working, all of my designs cannot be posted as they are for Simplicity Patterns. The second reason, I confirmed today that I have been working with a broken shoulder for the past six months. This is actually happy news as I have had two other diagnoses which were not correct. I do not know what the treatment will be yet. Injections? Surgery?? I so hope that I will soon be able to show you some lovely things that I have made soon.

So until then, here is a picture of that back of the hat I made for that wonderful Simplicity reissue. Enjoy!

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This is my new pattern from Simplicity now available. It is a Lolita/rockabilly inspired design. These are the photos from last year when I got the gals all finished and ready to go to New York. Thanks Erin Algeo for helping to set the grommets!!

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I had a great time in Madison Wisconson at the 34th annual Costume Con. All three of my presentations went very well I met so many great people and saw so many extremely talented work. Thanks Costume Con for being so welcoming.

Good morning to all who check out this page! I have a question for you, as many of you know, I work for Simplicity Pattern Company as I am taking a poll. They are doing a lot of vintage reissues of their patterns. This thrills me as I started to ask them for this sixteen years ago and now they are, and also using some of the patterns from my stacks. I am trying to convince them to use the old fonts to make the patterns look more like the old patterns. Give me a vote guys! Thanks.

If anyone sees someone in the Los Angeles area wearing this dress, please kindly tell them to return it to Sharlene Choy. It never arrived at her home.

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Latest gown for Jessica Dueck for the Art Deco Preservation Ball. Enjoy.

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Here are some photos from my latest Simplicity Pattern. They reissued two patterns from my vintage pattern collection. These are from the first year that Simplicity was around.

Great stuff is coming down the pike. I have been busy all summer figuring out really fun things for you guys to stitch up. I just can't share, but if you like the twenties, the fifties, or steampunk please get your shears ready to cut up some fabric.

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So, for all of you who are familiar with my Steampunk Patterns for Simplicity, let me just say they are hard to make. I love doing them, but it seemed like almost months from first sketch to finished product. There will be a totally new one coming out fairly soon, alas I can't tell you about it until then. I will post some fun fitting pictures from making it.

Well this is just fantastic! This is a project I did with my sister for Simplicity back in March. She did the heavy lifting on this, Me,I was just wondering how to deal with Spandex.I only did the misses pattern, she did all of the rest. But it was so very wonderful to be making with my big sister. She has always been my hero, and I can"t say enough how great it was to do this with her. Yeah Andrea.

It's that time again, folks! Six patterns of mine that are shipping today. Two are completely mine and 4 are my work for other designers. AND, there are two additional ones shipping I was involved...
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I just finished up another fabulous pattern for Simplicity Patterns, and I so wish I could share it but I CAN'T!!! Well, you will get to see it in about six months or so. Then I will tell you all about designing and making it.

For some of you who don't know, quite often I make patterns for simplicity that don't have my name on them and are not in my usual bag of tricks. This is one of them. A late sixties reissue of a Simplicity Barbie doll pattern. Here are my tiny little samples all finished and ready to fly off to their offices in New York City. The pattern is now available.

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Gown made for Carla Normand singer of the a royal Society Jazz Orchestra.

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Latest gown for Robin Cawelti.

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Something I love. Setting in curved seams on an evening gown with the lap and stitch method. They look so elegant.

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I know this looks like a sewing machine herd, but the past week was so busy that I had to use three machines at once to get the work done, and it got done!

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Lots and lots of interesting projects going on here right now, but alas I can't post or take about much. some wonderful gowns for the Art Deco Preservation Ball, the Turner Classic festival and a fancy New York wedding plus some Simplicity things. They are all on their way to becoming garments, but with respect to my clients I keep them secret until they are seen in public so there is a wow factor and some surprises left in life.