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Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Special Skills: Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Sewing Instructor. Editor of Chic Weekly
Style: Neo-Victorian
Favorite Design to Date: Sherlock Holmes Inspired Dress



2010 Work

These are images from Love to Sew’s advertisement for British Vogue. All the pieces had been part of previous costumes/garments before being put together last minute for the ad. Jessica made the tutu from a simple knot method. The tailcoat was made for an Edgar Allen Poe costume, and the black lace blouse was part of Jessica’s daywear that she made a few years back. To learn more about how these pieces were made, see instructions here.


2009 Work

Jessica spent a good deal of Autumn 2009 locked in her room on rainy days, drinking Earl Grey tea, reading Sherlock Holmes stories, and sewing. This dress is the (rather predictable) result. She used Vogue pattern to make the dress from soft brown tweed and designed the hat herself from left over tweed, felt, and netting. 


2008 Work

After reading Pride and Prejudice, Jessica decided to incorporate the Regency Era empire waist silhouette into a contemporary dress. The sleeves and the bust were gathered. The fabric used, in a happy coincidence, had been gifted to her by both her mother and a friend’s mother in two different states.


Jessica created her Medieval gown to reference Susan’s costume from the latest film production of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This gown, along with the knight’s tunic, were made for the PA Renaissance Faire in 2008.


Again, an Austin-inspired dress. This is likely due to a semester-long course dedicated to the English author. Jessica wore this dress to Adelphi’s English Honors Society author’s costume party.  


2007 Work

Jessica was inspired by 1950s pinup girls to make this hourglass-shaped dress. She used an aqua blue satin fabric and altered a commercial pattern to create the tapered, flowing look of the skirt back.  





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