Project MyWay

I call my sewing projects Project MyWay because I’m a self-taught seamstress and sometimes I do things in an unorthodox way. I don’t really care if it’s the “right” way, as long as I get professional results.

Project MyWay #1–Black Silk Skirt Alteration Part 1:  I found a TSE skirt at Saks Fifth Off for over $600 off the regular price; here is the original garment which had a very strange fit.

Project MyWay #1–Black Silk Skirt Alteration Part 2:  I cut the TSE skirt off at the waist and created a new waist and a shorter skirt–turned out great!

Project MyWay #2–Black Silk Anorak:  An anorak made from black silk shantung and lined with satin backed flannel, it’s good looking and extremely practical.

Project MyWay #3–Black Cashmere Knit Coat:  A between season coat made with a beautiful cashmere sweater knit that I lusted after for a year.

Project MyWay #4–Garnet Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse:  I re-designed a Butterick pattern to copy an expensive blouse I saw at Nordstrom.

Project MyWay #5–Nanette Lepore knock-off blouse:  I copied a silk blouse in a popular style at a fraction of the retail cost.

Project MyWay #6–Yellow Crepe de Chine Blouse:  A blouse with pleating detail in this season’s must have yellow.

Project MyWay #7–Michael Kors Knock-off Dress:  This was the perfect dress for my daughter’s graduation and so quick to put together, I made it the morning of the ceremony!

Project MyWay #8–Tank Dress:  I got the idea for this outfit from Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring ’08 RTW Runway show.