Meet Fitzwilliam


Last week, I brought home a new friend! Meet my second bunny: Fitzwilliam.

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Making a 1950s Cocktail Dress: The Skirt


So I haven’t gotten the fabric for the lining of the dress quite yet, which means that after making the bodice shell, I decided to sew the skirt shell.

I made the pattern for the circle skirt, which was actually very simple. Here’s what I did and how the dress looks so far:

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I Changed the Name of My Blog!


What? Why did I do this thing? Well, if you’ve been following me for any length of time, you may have noticed that the content I create has changed. Originally, I meant this blog to be a writing outlet, and at the time, I was focusing on that craft. As such, I called the blog “A Writer’s World.”

However, I’ve lately been focusing solely on sewing, so placing those projects on a site about writing seemed odd to me.

In order to reflect my love for writing and passion for sewing, and show how I and my blog have grown, I’ve changed the name. Now called “The Pen and Needle,” this blog will continue to carry my thoughts as a writer, artist and seamstress. Change can be good, after all.

Thanks to all of you who have been reading my site. I hope you like the new name as much as I do!

Making a 1950s Cocktail Dress Part 2: The Pattern


I haven’t posted any updates in a while, as I’ve been busy (applying for a costuming internship, might I add). But, I finally found some time to get back at that cocktail dress. It’s taken priority over my Impa cosplay for now, as I have only two months to complete it, and I have to make the pattern. And it just so happens that this post is about the creation of the pattern.

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