Wearing the Dress to the Dance

by KRuddy on 10/20/2014

The kids got a free ride in a bus belonging to a father. They had a great time. Pretty good for freshmen in High School. They danced the night away!!!

 

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Embelishing the Bodice of a Dance Dress

by KRuddy on 10/20/2014

 

Gems purchased at JoAnn’s were hand stitched to the bodice by Mikal.

Sequins were glued  on one at a time in between the gems. The whole family got involved separating the hologram cupped sequins from the thread chain.

Bridal glue from Washington Millinery Supply  was used. It really works. I used it on Mikal’s wedding gown 24 years ago The sequins were purchased on line.

Thank you Kelly and Karyssa!  Mikal barely slept for a week.

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The Dance Dress and the Ruffled Hemline

October 20, 2014

Laura’s dress was made from stretch knit with fishline in the rolled Hem Edge. I did not get this information right while in New York. But,  I found a piece of fabric at my local Hancock store with ruffles on it made from Organza with rolled edges.The colors matched perfectly. Yea!  I cut the ruffles […]

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Lexi modeling her cousins dress that she wanted me to copy.

October 20, 2014

Her cousin Laura’s dress was hand embellished in China. Lexi wanted her dress to be Coral. Laura’s dress was too small for her. The blue is dress is open in the back and  closed with loops and a crisscrossing tie.

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My third granddaughter, Alexa’s first dance dress, Homecoming 2014

October 20, 2014

 This dress is made from Chiffon over iridescent lining with a bustier bodice with exposed boning, hand sewn jewels and individual sequins glued on with bridal glue. The hem features rolled edge ruffles made from Organza.

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Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Indianapolis Marriott Center

June 9, 2014

Great seeing everyone at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Indianapolis Marriott Center East.

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Serger Thread Feeding Tool “The Horizontal Thread Holder”

February 18, 2014

Watch this video to see how important it is to have an optional Horizontal Thread Holder to make sure your Serger stitching is even and no damage is caused to the proper alignment of   the Serger Loopers and needles.Serger Sewing a helpful tool from kathyruddy.com

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Information about my new Craftsy Class One Pattern Many Looks Pants

September 16, 2013
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Kathy Ruddy’s Design Studio

September 10, 2013
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Travel Schedule Fall 2013

August 6, 2013

Kathy is on the road again and offering to measure you at her booth  and send you a knit top and or slacks pattern with perfect fit! click here to go to schedule  for the Fall of 2013 August 23-25, 2013 Education of The Textile Arts-NY Hilton Hotel 1170 Spring Street Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2114 August […]

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