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

Equipment Upgrade


After sewing a wedding dress, I now want to upgrade my sewing equipment so I can continue sewing wedding dresses or other garments for others. However our budget doesn’t allow such an upgrade. So I started a GoFundMe campaign. If you would like to help you can donate money. Some donation levels even come with … Continue reading

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

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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