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Studio Bernina

Trends and classics I love


BERNINA Foot of the week lesson by The Tailor's Daughter
BERNINA Presser foot tutorials


Upcoming DIY Sewing and design projects




Many of the tutorials I create for you go through several phases to be perfected before I present them to you.  Like many crafters we all have a stash of projects that we are working on.  These are some of the upcoming tutorials to watch for!
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Projects of the past
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Tell them The Tailor's Daughter sent you!



Studio Bernina

Trends and classics I love


BERNINA Foot of the week lesson by The Tailor's Daughter
BERNINA Presser foot tutorials


Upcoming DIY Sewing and design projects




Many of the tutorials I create for you go through several phases to be perfected before I present them to you.  Like many crafters we all have a stash of projects that we are working on.  These are some of the upcoming tutorials to watch for!
read more...




Jackie Kennedy Dress Challenge
 

Did the clothes make Jackie, or did Jackie make the clothes?
The White House Years
reveals a stunning catalog of some of Jacqueline Kennedy's most important dresses as worn during her years as First Lady of the United States.  The styles we refer to now as vintage were at the time quite modern and high fashion… especially compared to her predecessor, Bess Truman.   Through her modern yet feminine style, her persona comes through powerfully as a woman that is put together, inside and out, head to toe.  Her wardrobe is created and designed by select designers, including Givenchy with her collaboration.

The Give-Away
For those of you ready to take on this challenge with me, Like us and submit your photos of your original work onto facebook.com/thetailorsdaughter.  The winner will be selected August 31, and will win 2 yards of a classic Jackie color of Designer Silk Charmeuse!

 

The DIY dress challenge
I have selected and committed to recreating 16 garments from the book, The White House Years.  Each garment will work with one block pattern which will serve as the master pattern for all of these garments, including dresses, gowns, and jackets. 

Dress #1

5/24/12: Today I completed my first draft of my muslin… for the Givenchy backless bubble dress. I have decided to add cap sleeves, since this will be better for my style.  I love this dress! It breaks all the rules that a woman can’t wear pink and be taken seriously. The bubble adds a youthful touch while still being true to couture with the details of the neckline and the bows.
I am making this dress with a beautiful light pink silk taffeta… sew heaven!

 

Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years

5/25/12: Muslin #2
Jackie Dress Design Challenge Muslin
 Some tips for perfect sleeves:
- After cutting the pattern out of your fashion fabric or muslin (in my case), mark the center top of the sleeve, along with the notches that are labeled on the pattern.

After these notches are clipped into your fabric, start at the left notch and sew basting stitches until you get to the final right notch.
You will sew 3 seams.  The first row will be sewn at 5/8", The second will be sewn at 5/16" (or the edge of your #8 presser foot on a BERNINA) and the last row will be sewn in between those last two.

Now pull the threads until your sleeve it sculpted and literally stands on it's own.