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  • Carousel Dress

    This was a collaboration project. We attempted to make a dress similar to one worn by Katy Perry at the 2008 MTV Music Awards.  The carousel is made from lightweight…

  • Shaun the Sheep and Bitzer the Dog

    This year, we decided to do characters from the boys' favorite cartoon, Shaun the Sheep. I started with Simplicity 2788 for the main bodies of the costumes, and drafted mittens,…

  • The Incredible Hulk!

    Carter, told me "Grandma I want to be the Hulk, he has ALOT of muscles,can you do that?" Well, I think we did that, I used McCalls MP372, and actually…

  • Indian Princess

    I started with a very old McCalls pattern #4553, it is a caftan basically. After sewing that out of the suede cloth material in dark brown, I then used the…

  • Dinosaur- Giant Lizard !?

    What do you do when he asks to be a dinosaur? I got creative,the head is paper mache, even the teeth are peices of paper mache. My dinosaur wearer can…

  • Retro Riddler

    I found McCall's Pattern 7184 and was instantly inspired to create a female, retro look inspired by the iconic comic book villain, The Riddler. Opting for the graphic quality of…

  • Fashionista Loki

    This is my take on a Lady Loki out on the town in Midgard. The design, while inspired by Alexandra Byrne's look for the Avengers film, is my own. No…

  • Tomato Pin Cushion

    I wanted to make a tomato pin cushion costume that could be worn again so I started with a really full gathered skirt and added accessories! I made the leaf…

  • Musketeer

    For the tabard, I used McCall's M5214. The fabric is a dark blue moleskin and the border (and cross) is 1.5" strips of gold lamé which I used instead of getting…

  • Winning Poker Hand

    We have two daughters aged 13 and 10. We have long played games as a family, but it has become increasingly difficult to find games that we all enjoy playing.…