Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:09:54 -0500 Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts <![CDATA[Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:22:26 -0500 Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress Posted by MarusyaGrace
I recently made this silk wool and silk charmeuse dress using Burdastyle's #157 05/2011 dress pattern. I used champagne silk wool for the top (right) crossover piece and back pieces. And I used... ]]>
<![CDATA[Oct 2014]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:48:13 -0500 Oct 2014 Posted by sheilagodes
Oct in MN is everyone is bundled underneath. The Princess did not like the scratchy silver printed organza, so I substituted warm fuzzy knit on the upper bodice and sleeves and used that... ]]>
<![CDATA[Prom dress]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:16:15 -0500 Prom dress Posted by Sewntelle
My niece asked for a one of a kind prom dress.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Halloween]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:21:52 -0500 Halloween Posted by patladjana123
Hello everyone, we are Ralica Kovacheva and Yulian Georgiev.We are from bulgaria. Halloween is a very special day for us - the day we spend together, sharing ideas, making costumes and writing this... ]]>
<![CDATA[Witchy Lady]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:40:48 -0500 Witchy Lady Posted by user-878623
Witchy Lady 2013   Years ago when she was four, I made my daughter a witch's costume, my own quick design, all in an afternoon. When my 3-year-old granddaughter wanted to be a witch, I decided to... ]]>
<![CDATA[Spider Lady]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:21:41 -0500 Spider Lady Posted by user-878623
Spider Lady 2014  Our inspiration for this costume was the "Spider Lady" in the movie premiere scene of "Singing in the Rain." My daughter and 4-year-old granddaughter sketched out what they wanted... ]]>
<![CDATA[Elizabethan Fairy]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:14:11 -0500 Elizabethan Fairy Posted by MsUm
    Elizabethan Fairy The Story My youngest stepdaughter, Sarah, wanted to be a fairy for Halloween. On a trip to one of our local fabric stores, she was excited to show me a lovely white sheer... ]]>
<![CDATA[Grandkids and Halloween Costumes]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:12:51 -0500 Grandkids and Halloween Costumes Posted by TSUProf
I love sewing costumes for the grandkids.  All designs are original.  I have had to be creative with some.  The banana was a challenge.  I used an actual banana as a template, and made the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Victorian Steampunk]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:45:17 -0500 Victorian Steampunk Posted by Elizabeth23
Love this project, it was time consuming but it worth it. When I saw the final outcome I think to myself I did that? wow....The pattern is a Simplicity costume pattern 1819. The most difficult of all... ]]>
<![CDATA[Sweet Lolita]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:20:55 -0500 Sweet Lolita Posted by Raye9683
This is the dress I designed based off a Japanese fashion called Lolita (technically sweet lolita). I got it done in time for Halloween this year and was able to wear it all day. I embroidered all... ]]>
<![CDATA[Halloween]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:53:45 -0500 Halloween Posted by lucheysgirl
Dead Maid.  2014 Halloween ]]>
<![CDATA[M&M peanut guy]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:09:10 -0500 M&M peanut guy Posted by MexiChica
PVC pipe works wonders!  Glued on actual packages - after eating the contents, of course!  All appliques sewed right on - our humidity melts any form of Heat&Bond!  That was fun! ]]>
<![CDATA[Princess Jessica (Jasmine)]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:36:13 -0500 Princess Jessica (Jasmine) Posted by LaTrenka
My daughter's favorite princess is Jasmine. I enjoyed making this custom costume for her and her squeal of delight was priceless! The top's lining is a tricot knit fabric. Her pants are out of a... ]]>
<![CDATA[Minion Halloween 2014]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:29:20 -0500 Minion Halloween 2014 Posted by chriskd
This costunme has 3 layers to it. The inner most layer keeps the head in position on the child. The structure to keep the top rounded is in the second layer. The outer layer is the decoration and... ]]>
<![CDATA[Belle from Beauty and the Beast - I do love to sew a princess dress...]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:13:37 -0500 Belle from Beauty and the Beast - I do love to sew a princess dress... Posted by reversull
I started with Simplicity 2463, my go to starter pattern for sewing a princess dress.  I made essentially a view f bodice, but redrafted the bodice for a single seam line in the center front... ]]>
<![CDATA[Parrot for a 6 month old]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:48:04 -0500 Parrot for a 6 month old Posted by Rosevarner
Using color tutle for a tutu tail and feathers and some old head bands I was able to make a outfit for my 6month old grandbaby. Her Parents where Priates and need a parrot to go with their outfits. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ghostly Black Beard]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:05:40 -0500 Ghostly Black Beard Posted by Swizzlstik_Cosplay
My husband wanted a movie accurate costume of Black Beard's garb from 'Pirates of the Carribbean On Stranger Tides'. Since I didn't have the means or machinery to make it out of leather, we... ]]>
<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Gallery]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:53:09 -0500 Halloween Costume Gallery Posted by Shesews518
My son Andrew and I worked on his Darth Maul costume for many months.  I did all the sewing, modifying many patterns.  He did everything else, including creating a template so he can use an... ]]>
<![CDATA[Blackbeard]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:45:31 -0500 Blackbeard Posted by Suesew57
My husband Dave wanted to go as Blackbeard from 'On Stranger Tides'. I used Simplicity 7923 for the coat, shirt, and vest. I lengthened the vest to knee-length and added 9" to the coat length to be... ]]>
<![CDATA[My Special "Elsa", Granddaughter Hailee]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:16:37 -0500 My Special Posted by NEFitter
Our beautiful Granddaughter Hailee.  She came into our family from foster care and is the delight of our lives.  She adds love and true understanding of children at risk to our hearts.   ]]>