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I try to make every creation a balance between doing something great, and learning something new.  This gown has been a heavy lean on the learning for me, and I am so excited to finally show it off to you! When I first envisioned this gown, it was with the thought that I had fallen in love with cape sleeves and just had to make something with them. When picturing the rest of the gown, I decided that I wanted to keep it simple.  I love the feel and drape of quality fabrics, and I really wanted to play on the idea of using two colours in layers for a different overall effect.  I picked a simple A-line cut in sandy gold crepe-back satin, and made an overlay of emerald chiffon.  The idea was to show off the range of colours and textures the overlay would have, from the gold […]

With some exciting projects coming up, I’ve been doing a lot of the beginning steps of design today.  Often it’s fun to envision something beautiful, but a few things need to happen before it can become a reality. Firstly, I decide on the “feel” of the design.  This can include ideas such as “an elvish gown with cape sleeves” or “a nautical cloak” or something more specific, such as a cosplay outfit. From there, it is a good idea to sketch out the design.  Sometimes things can change as the project happens, but having a starting point is extremely helpful for gathering materials.  It also saves a lot of time in the long run- I might love an idea in my head, but once it is on paper I can find it is too busy, or too plain, or just not the right “feel” I was envisioning. Once I’ve decided […]

Welcome to Cloak N’ Mirrors! I’d like to open this blog by giving a little history of what sewing has meant to me over the years, and to thank the people who have nurtured it and made it happen. Firstly, I don’t think I would be the seamstress I am without my grandma. When I was little, she would make all sorts of wonderful clothes for me, my brother, and even our dolls! I was always excited to see what she would create next. As I got older, we would go to the shop and look over patterns and fabrics, then go back to my house and make them happen together. This became a tradition every time she came for a visit. Another person who deserves a lot of recognition is my mom. She actually doesn’t like to sew, but despite this she has spent many hours with me helping […]