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Nikki Resendes
Massachusetts, USA
Sewing fiend with a lust for wandering lost
Interests: travel, learning, world politics, sewing, art, photography, buddhism, cooking, crafts
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Really, one of the best things about Christmas are all the festive outfits! After that it is just boring old winter clothes. It's been unseasonably cold this year, so I haven't gotten to wear all the outfits I planned, but whatever. I managed to make two Christmas dresses this year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Wanderlost
Woo! I didn't want to wait to post this one because I love it so much. I'll just make everything Disney related and then I'll definitely get around to taking pictures! The Rita Blouse from Gertie's new Charmed Patterns This fabric. I just love it. A gorgeous Beauty and the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Wanderlost
w, 3 months since I posted last! Honestly, I just hate taking pictures of myself, which is why I never post things. It hasn't seemed like a busy summer, but I guess it has been a bit. Our new cat, Augustus, died while I was on an away job in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Wanderlost
Such laziness in photographing and blogging my recent makes. No real excuses except work and laziness :P I wore this one to go out to lunch on my aunt's b-day, so I grabbed a few pictures before leaving the house! Decades of Style :: Object d'Art This was a fun... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Wanderlost
Annabel Lee and Bubbles Hello everyone! Well, nothing sewing related to post at the moment. I've finished a few things I need to take photos of, and a few things that are almost finished, but it'll be a while for them. Why? Well, work of course, but then also NEW... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Wanderlost
Geez, didn't you guys wonder if we were actually going to make it to 2017? What a year. Wow. It's been 5 months since my last post!! I've certainly been sewing since then, but very obviously not taking pictures of anything. Laziness, mostly. Since my last post I've guess I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Wanderlost
Sorry for the delay, I was away on vacation :) Does the dress have a waist seam? If so, I would definitely just sew a thinner elastic straight to the seam, or create a tube from the seam allowance if that is your preference. Unless it is a very stable knit, the tacking method wouldn't work because knit fabric usually have so much drape and you would be able to see where you attached it to the dress. If it is stable, you could use the tacking method with a wider elastic band, and you can still use a hook and eye closure without an opening, or you could zig zag the ends together if the elastic stretches over you enough. Without a waist seam, there isn't much you can do though.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on Sewing Projects :: Waist-stays at Wanderlost
Wow, it's been a while. I'm not sure how many new things I've finished, work has been hectic and I haven't had much time. These pictures are from months ago, the same time as that vintage repro dress. Yikes! I'm lazy at blogging. I don't have a toss pile. I've... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Wanderlost
Thanks! I sometimes think that I have way too many crazy fabrics in my stash when I generally wear plainer ones, but sometimes, it just works out!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2016 on Sewing Projects :: 20's Mashup! at Wanderlost
Thank you! And I was wondering if the top was separate! Good to know, and such a great idea, it's like having two dresses!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2016 on Sewing Projects :: 20's Mashup! at Wanderlost
This dress got moved up in the posting queue because I like how my hair turned out :) Check out those waves! I still need a bit of practice, but it's fun. This is a bit of a mash up, the bodice is a 1920's reproduction gown, and the skirt... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Wanderlost
Not me! Well, once I finish the outfit, I'll totally take it to the beach. I think I'll do a photo shoot there. I've become obsessed with 20's-30's beach/lounge pyjamas lately. I don't know why, I don't usually do wide leg pants, and I've never even been into 20's styles.... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Wanderlost
I've been having a great time just sewing and playing for the past few weeks, but the dream must end. I've got some work starting Monday, and hopefully this is the start to a slightly busier season, because while there is no doubt that I prefer to not work (not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Wanderlost
Butterick 5281 I've had this one done for a while, but while I was taking pictures of it a few days ago, a little thing that had bothered me while making it bothered me enough for me to rip the thing apart and change it. While making it, I made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Wanderlost
Thanks so much!!
Thanks! I could make up outfits in fox designs all day :) I love the look of the Cheyenne, reminds me of some shirts I've been eyeing on modcloth. I have some lightweight wovens that I think would make up great in it. I might put it at the top of my 'to buy' list. Careful with the camas, since it is made for knits. I made it up last year (in a knit, not a woven) and love it! I made the yoke with a woven and, though it works fine, that piece could probably have been cut a little bigger. So definitely go up a few sizes in something totally woven. But I highly recommend that pattern! Super cute
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2016 on Sewing Projects :: Foxy! at Wanderlost
So, this didn't turn out quite like I wanted. But that fabric! So cute!! I've been on a kick of 'cute' fabrics lately. I don't know why, and I'm not complaining. After all, that's how you end up with seersucker with embroidered unicorns. This was my first time working with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Wanderlost
I didn't 'wake up like this' lol, this is my sewing room, not sleeping room ;) I was ridiculously excited when I saw this fabric at Joann's. It isn't particularly soft or anything, but it is so dang cute! I'm glad I was able to squeeze pjs out of it,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Wanderlost
The dream must end. I'm heading back to work on Monday and so before my life turns back into nothing but work and commute, I'd thought I'd get this post up. I haven't worked in 2 months, so I can't really complain. It has been glorious, but I'm also ready... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at Wanderlost
Finishing up my Red Riding Hood theme, until I find some more fabric anyway. I previously posted the red Minoru jacket and a shirtdress in the series. Now, a Sewaholic Granville shirt, out of an adorable quilting cotton I found on It was during my cotton kick ;) I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Wanderlost
I do a fair bit of knitting (the past year or two), even though I never post it. I haven't quite made my way to the stage of 'blocking' anything yet. I'm going to make a goal of it this year though. I have a bag full of scarves and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Wanderlost
Glad I could help! I made the patch pockets (with lining) just by tracing the bottom part of the front jacket, so the seams just line up with the raw edges of the front and get sewn in. There are some really cute and different ideas for the pockets out there on the internet though, people did very interesting things with this jacket! And definitely measure the sleeves, as you can see, I left off the cuff and didn't add any extra length and they still come halfway down my hand! Good luck! It'd be a great winter project to have ready for spring :)
Wow. Happy New Year, everyone! My only resolution this year is to post more. I haven't taken pictures of my sewing in months and I have some projects from over a year ago that I haven't got around to posting. Might be good now though, to see which ones are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Wanderlost
Geez, I have an entire summer worth of sewing to post up here! I don't know what I've been doing other than working and traveling! Well, I managed to finish a dress and a shirt both made out of different red riding hood quilting fabrics at the same time. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Wanderlost
So, I decided to make Butterick 5281. I spend a lot of time staring at my pattern and staring at my fabrics before I actually start. Well, I was reading reviews and staring at this pattern cover and noticed that the picture (copied from the original pattern) has a button... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Wanderlost