A warm welcome! My name is Cara, and I'm the historical seamstress and blogger behind the sewing and fashion blog, Celebrity Dressmaker. I recreate and re-imagine ensembles designed by famous dressmakers with a specialty in the period from Dior's New Look to the mid-sixties with Jackie O, here from sunny Santa Barbara, CA.
I am also the founder and visionary of the Couture Pattern Museum, based in Santa Barbara, CA. The Couture Pattern Museum oversees one of the world's largest and most significant collections of commercial haute couture and high fashion sewing patterns released by international and American fashion design houses during the golden age of couture and dressmaking, from the late 1940's to the mid 1960's. My mission is to collect, digitize, and recreate the most important couture sewing patterns released by world famous designers, before their paper patterns disintegrate.
I have been published in Threads Magazine, featured on PatternReview.com as a creator of a "Princess Dress," and also featured as the first ever member of the month on Craftsy.com. My work has been highlighted on the platforms of famous design houses, and exclusive designer fabric stores.
This blog was created to support and honor the dressmakers, designers, and seamstresses who have a love for sewing, or for anyone who has a love for the history of fashion, and appreciates fashion as art. I hope to provide some helpful ideas, tips, and inspiration as we recreate dresses from famous design houses. Together, we can also enjoy the beauty and elegance of the finished product.
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I hope you enjoy making designer couture dresses with me!