Renee Phillips

Renee Phillips
Welcome to my "sewing site". Sewing things to make you smile! Call for a consultation-309-868-8650 or email me at: you can dream it up, I'll do my best to sew it up. ~CLICK ON MY PICTURE AND YOU WILL LINK DIRECTLY TO MY ETSY STORE TO SEE WHAT I HAVE FOR SALE~(My Etsy store is currently empty...give me a call for a CUSTOM creation)

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My mother was an expert seamstress and often did alterations on costly garments. She once told me that I would learn more about sewing by taking a well made garment apart than I would from any pattern. How true I discovered this statement was! Recently I was looking over a pattern that a friend gave me. She wants me to help her sew aprons for Christmas gifts. After studying the sewing instructions a bit I came to a familiar conclusion; if I purchased a finely crafted apron it would not be put together this way. Who writes these instructions anyway?!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


This was a fun alterations job. This beautiful young gal's dress was too long and did not look youthful. So we shortened the several layers of organdy that has the fun curly edging. The curly effect is accomplished using 80# test fishing line if you can believe it. You'll never guess how the curly effect is achieved!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Baby Time

Cotton flannel fringy blanket

ribbon tag comfort blanket in buttery soft sherpa fleece

tooth toy (mother is a dentist)