Thursday, October 18, 2012

Christmas Break Fun!

Designs by D.a.u.n.e. is hosting a "Christmas Sewing Camp" during Christmas vacation!

What a great Christmas gift this would be for that special granddaughter, niece, your own daughter or a little girl you know that would benefit from learning a new skill!
     Ages 8-12: 
  Dates:  Dec. 26, 27, 28, 31st     
  Time:  10 am.-2:30 p.m.
  Tuition:  $299
  Deposit: $100 and registration/release form

       Ages 13-17 
Dates:  Dec. 26, 27, 28, 31st
Time: 4:30-8:45 p.m.
Tuition: $299
Deposit: $100 and registration/release form

Click the Policies and Release form pages, fill out the forms and email them to me @

Monday, July 30, 2012


Well, it's time to step out of the boat and begin to walk on water...or maybe I'll just sit in the boat and fish!  I think it'll be more exciting to walk on water and then show others how it's done.
Metaphors aside, I've finally decided to take the knowledge I have and offer it to others.
Designs by will be offering classes in my home.  I also will be teaching a course through the boys new co-op school in September, as well!  If you've never sewn two pieces of fabric together and created something that you could say, "I made that!", then you should consider writing taking one of my ongoing classes!  You're never too old to learn a new skill...and sewing is fun, relaxing and extremely satisfying!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Candy Stripe Dress

Now here's one cute little sundress for your daughter between age 3-5!

Price:  $22.50 ps/h


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer of dresses...

For the last three weeks, I've been taking care of my newest grandchildren. The youngest one is four and she's so stinkin' cute, I just had to make her a  summer dress, but as soon as she saw this one, she wanted to model it and keep it--so she's gotten two!  I've had that fabric for a long time and never could figure out what to make...turned out great for the hot summer down here in San Antonio!

That inspiration propelled me to make more dresses to patterns, just from perusing various sewing websites.  In the process, I've learned the 'right' way to make my own bias tape!

Here is the perfect one for the little girl heading to the coast for vacation!
This is a stretchy fabric and has a lot of give. The length is 19".
Size 3/4.

Price: $24 plus s/h.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Summer dress

It's finally finished!  I began this bee-you-tiful little dress before Easter, but got snagged on a couple of things, so I couldn't get back to it until today!

This is a cotton dress, size 5, approximately, depending on the child and it is sleeveless, which helps to keep those hands free to dance and move around!

Five buttons line the back, the first two covered by homemade flowers!

Two matching pockets, detailed with lime green thick rick rack, and two buttons.

The neckline of the dress falls down to a large flower with a button in the middle! 

This dress is a one-of-a-kind!
Email me or comment if you have any questions or want to secure your order. 
There won't be another dress like it!