Sewing Mishaps and Discoveries

My sewing experiences as I learn to sew.

Welcome to Sewing Mishaps and Discoveries.

Here you can find my blog about my experiences in sewing. You can also view items I have made and purchase one of my creations. Hope you enjoy your visit!

Recent Blog Posts

The Wedding Dress Day

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After another fitting the dress was perfect. I tacked down the lace, sewed on buttons from my aunt’s dress and added a bustle. The dress was ready for it’s big day. I also had time to sew the flower girl dresses and the ring bearer vest and tie.

The “Last” Fitting

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So I did the last fitting, or so I thought. The dress needs to be taken in! At the sides and back! Which means I have to take out the beautiful zipper! I was able to mark the hem, but not pin down the lace, not until after I took in the dress. I was … Continue reading

Making a Wedding Dress

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Making this wedding dress was a real adventure. I learned a lot during the process. I started with cutting out all the fabric using a rotary cutter. I bought two large cutting mats and covered my dining room table. I still had more fabric than could fit on the table so I had to cut … Continue reading

Wedding Dress Fabrics


One of the decision that my sister and I had to make was what fabric would be used for her wedding dress. We looked at several fabric stores and ordered many swatches from online stores before we made our choice. The fabric we chose is an Antique Silk Charmeuse from Mood Fabrics. It is a really beautiful fabric … Continue reading


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