The Tailorette

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January 2017



2016 In Review

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It’s been a full robust year.  Many times I reflect on how fast the year has passed, but somehow 2016 seemed to go by in slow motion.  Maybe it’s because I have learned so many things that my perspective on life is so different from last January.  It almost seems like a different era.  Working on my small business has brought sanctifying lessons, exciting experiences, and a revised vision for the future in many different ways.

After sifting through photos and projects, I am even more motivated to continue to work harder, diligently and manage my time better. 

I did not make these two grey quilt tops below, but I finished them on the longarm quilting machine.

A quilt project for Cotton Berry Quilts.  Longarm Quilted by my Mother, Christa.

Digging into 18th century costumes for the first time.

A custom bridal cape for friend.

A little bit of upholstery.

Little girl’s dress in the process of being made.  This dress will show up in my Etsy shop.

Piecing quilts.

Studio Pictures.

Dresses made for The Tailorette Dress Shop.

A glimps at inventory.

There is one thing that is consistent after every year is learning to walk by faith and trust the Lord every step of the way.  There are ups and downs, but it is the tough times that shape and grow us.  I can say with confidence that I look forward to the hardships as well as the good times in the coming year.

Happy New Year!

The Tailorette




January 2016



Looking Back At 2015

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    The past 12 months have been an exciting year for the Tailorette.  This year was also jam-packed full of practical lessons for life.  Out of all the years in my life so far, I think I will remember 2014-2015 the most.  What will stick with me forever is the work of Christ renewing my mind and discarding the old way of thinking.  Realizing more and more that I need to focus on Christ and rely on Him for everything and not on my own strength.   I am amazed at all that the Lord has done in my life in  2015!

Romans 12:2 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  

    2015 was a big year for my business. Even though my Etsy shop has been open for 5 years, I didn’t really start making it my full time business until this past year. It is also the first year I expanded my work outside of the internet.  2015 was a year of getting on my feet and developing my business.

Last year in January I started out the year by purchasing a new batch of fabric…

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Once the fabric arrived, I was hard at work trying to save enough money to expand my small business.

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First custom order of the year (cross over regency gown).



It wasn’t that long until I needed my own studio.  The pink room in the house was handed over to me… I love everything about my new room, except the pink! 😉


At this point I was ready for more mannequins and other odd things to keep my studio organized.





The saree dresses ended up being a real hit this year… so I needed more fabrics!


Wedding alterations.



Photographing my work.


Trying out a few techniques from a couple books I found.





A quilt I made this year and sold in the quilt shop.


The regency dresses from 2015 sold in my Etsy shop.

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And to top off the end of the year, I made my very own quilt on Christmas break!


And that wraps up 2015… looking forward to getting my hands busy for 2016!

– The Tailorette



January 2015




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Hello!  My name is Cassaundra and welcome to my blog!

With the start of a new year, it seemed to be a perfect time to start my first post and get this blog rolling.   This past year was a great time of learning and improving in many areas of life!  From sharpening the work of my hands to understanding more about God and His Word.

I am really looking forward to sharing what I do on the Tailorette.  As a family, we all enjoy learning and working together.  All my work is made by me, but not without a bit of advice from my Mom and sister (and even the men of our home on some occasions).  Having a good eye from two other perspectives is very helpful.

There have been several late nights spent in the studio creating.  My sewing machine is old, but it’s one of the best I’ve ever used!


After much labor it is so refreshing to see the finished product.

(1800s Regency Dresses)



Carefully pinning all the pleats together…


The work was well worth it!

(1860s Civil War Dress)



From what I have already learned, I hope to share some tips and tutorials, too.

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Wishing you a happy new year!

Until the next post,

The Tailorette