I mentioned in a previous blog that I have been doing more sewing than writing. Here are photos of a few projects made for and worn this summer.

Before making these pieces, a friend and I decided to make duct-tape-dress forms to help us when fitting our garments. This was an adventure! The dress form has been a helpful tool for when no one else is around to fit or to measure for a hem length.

The first two clothing pieces were inspired to make for two summer outdoor weddings. The third piece was needed for the hot weather places I was visiting this summer.

Hope you are inspired to keep on creating your own projects with or without vision.


Duct-tape-dress form adorned with a loden green silk charmeuse, one-inch strap empire waist, A-line dress. Over this is the fuchsia and loden green, cross-dye silk organza duster/coat with loden green chenille floral embroidery design. A cloche straw hat with trim of matching colors of a silk dupioni band, silk tulle and chenille flower finishes the outfit thanks to Wayne Wichern Millinery. Green color of dress is truer in the next photo.


Me seriously watching wedding set up in the silk duster outfit; wearing handbag made from the loden green silk charmeuse with the hand-knotted pearl cross-body strap and matching jewelry.

Version 2


A white background floral print, cotton jacquard, fit and flare, cap-sleeve dress with pockets made from my dress slopper. The multi-pink roses and multi-green leaves cluster at the waist line and disperse to fewer roses showing white background at the top and bottom of the dress.


A bias cut linen dress of white and light to dark aqua scribble print, with bias binding armholes and scoop neck-line including high-low hem with pockets.