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

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

A Wedding Dress Muslin

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I made the muslin of the wedding dress I designed for my sister. I used a maroon twill acetate fabric my mother had given me a bolt of, because it was similar to fabric used in a wedding dress and plus I would never use it for anything else. I attached ribbon for the straps … Continue reading

Design a Wedding Dress


My youngest sister (I have 3) is getting married and she asked me to make her wedding dress. I posted about this in August, but never followed up on it. So here is my follow up. We started with her going to a bridal shop to try on dressed to find what style looked best … Continue reading

Simplicity 1538


I have all of my sister’s measurements from working on her wedding dress, so I put them to use to make her a custom sized button down flannel shirt. My sister has a hard time finding shirts that fit her well because she is so petite, which is why I made her a shirt. I … Continue reading

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2015 PR Best Patterns of 2012-2014 Contest

2015 PR Best Patterns of 2012-2014

Mini Wardrobe Contest 2014

Mini Wardrobe Contest 2014

Jean Contest 2013

2013 Jeans Contest

Jean Contest 2013

2013 Jeans Contest

Sewing for Children 2013

2013 Sewing for Children Contest

UFO Contest 2013

UFO (UnFinished Object)

Fabric Stash Contest 2013

Fabric Stash Contest 2013

Costume Contest 2012

Costume Contest

Costume Contest 2012

Costume Contest

One Pattern Many Looks Contest 2012

One Pattern, Many Looks

One Yard Contest 2012

One Yard Challenge