Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:11:34 -0500 Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts <![CDATA[Learn how to make a quilted purse]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:06:12 -0500 Learn how to make a quilted purse Posted by JohnySmith
  Quilting is such a lovely activity- it combines relaxation and productivity, helping you craft great little things for yourself or your loved ones. This tutorial will show you how to quickly make... ]]>
<![CDATA[Porcupine]]> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 15:42:04 -0500 Porcupine Posted by jenX67
My son wanted to be a porcupine! I found some wonderful black and silver fur and sewed a body suit type outfit and head piece. I used black foam strips that I painted white stripes and these served... ]]>
<![CDATA[Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Oh my!]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:19:18 -0500 Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Oh my! Posted by BeesWings
I made these costumes for my four children (Charlie, Gracie, Elijah, and Henry) last year. I used Simplicity patterns #4139, #4133, and #4024. One thing that was especially fun about these is the... ]]>
<![CDATA[The dark blue lace pencil skirt]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:06:37 -0500 The dark blue lace pencil skirt Posted by StinaP
For the past month, I've been occupied with a pencil skirt in dark blue soutache lace and silk. High waisted and down to the knee, just as I love them. Four darts in front, four in the back, a zipper... ]]>
<![CDATA[Poison Ivy - Uma Thurman Style]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:05:26 -0500 Poison Ivy - Uma Thurman Style Posted by rosebud7930
Leaves hand stitched, Foam and felt decorative eye piece, Ivy headband ]]>
<![CDATA[My newest purse]]> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:45:53 -0500 My newest purse Posted by sewdolly
Here are two photos of the purse I recently finished.  I chose coordinating quilting cottons in brights on black, and bright green zippers (one on each side) close two of the pockets.  The front... ]]>
<![CDATA[From a Warm Blanket to a Cozy Coat]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 17:14:28 -0500 From a Warm Blanket to a Cozy Coat Posted by SewingAviatrix
It gets pretty cold here during a Minnesota winter so many of my sewing projects are coats or involve wool.  My absolute favorite wool is Pendleton, and I'm in love with all of their Native American... ]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Poncho]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:40:25 -0500 Fall Poncho Posted by groovygirl56
My new fall poncho using wool crepe and silk from my stash.  I modified Hot Patterns's Jetsetter Poncho to eliminate bagginess at the hips and created faux bracelet length sleeves.  I stabilized... ]]>
<![CDATA[16 Simple Sewing Hacks to Make You a Pro (Or at Least Keep You Sane)]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:48:22 -0500 16 Simple Sewing Hacks to Make You a Pro (Or at Least Keep You Sane) Posted by EllisWakefield
My mom worked most of her life running a small dress shop. She certainly has a knack for whipping up fashionable suits, dresses, and whatnots out of her threads supply, needles, and trusty (but old... ]]>
<![CDATA[Classic Scrub Shirt]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:13:29 -0500 Classic Scrub Shirt Posted by JeanSC7
When the doctors in "M*A*S*H" weren't in scrubs, they often wore Hawaiian shirts. One day, these images merged: I saw in my mind's eye a scrub shirt made of Hawaiian fabric, with classic 1" wide... ]]>
<![CDATA[The sky blue dress]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:27:04 -0500 The sky blue dress Posted by StinaP
I've been working on The Ultimate Dress Pattern for a couple of months and making endless toiles from it. This is the first version in "real" fabric and although I'm very happy with it, The Ultimate... ]]>
<![CDATA[Wedding Gown Featuring 1820's Handmade Antique Lace]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:37:22 -0500 Wedding Gown Featuring 1820's Handmade Antique Lace Posted by AtelierDesigns
This bridal gown was created to highlight a piece of handmade antique lace. The lace was cleaned and dated by a conservation workshop. A simple strapless dress of 4 ply silk crepe, underlined with... ]]>
<![CDATA[Is it a dress? A blouse? A skirt? All of the above! ]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:01:42 -0500 Is it a dress? A blouse? A skirt? All of the above! Posted by couturious
I fell in love with the black and white gingham I saw seeing all over the runway for spring and was inspired to make something with a retro feel. More than I love vintage, I love mixing patterns and... ]]>
<![CDATA[Navy and White Linen with abstract flowers in wool needle felting]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:45:03 -0500 Navy and White Linen with abstract flowers in wool needle felting Posted by DebbiePennock
I lengthened this pattern 1 1/2" in the front only, used an invisible zipper, and took in the arm holes 2 full inches at the side seam tapering out with the natural curve of the pattern. Fabric is... ]]>
<![CDATA[Marilyn Monroe/Michael Costello (PR) Inspired]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:51:39 -0500 Marilyn Monroe/Michael Costello (PR) Inspired Posted by TheSassySEWer
Proud of this gown I created for my niece's prom.  The inspiration was the green gown designed by Michael Costello of Project Runway, Season Season 8 and Season 1 Allstars,  The gown wascrested... ]]>
<![CDATA[Draped Front with Overskirt Dress]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:37:48 -0500 Draped Front with Overskirt Dress Posted by sewnotwork
This is made using 100% Thai Silk with Bemberg Lining. Waist stay with petersham ribbon. I used the Vogue Couturier Design 188 Pattern. Not my own design but if you are looking for more information... ]]>
<![CDATA[My doll (34 inches tall) in her crinoline]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:21:25 -0500 My doll (34 inches tall) in her crinoline Posted by user-2290988
My doll, Olivia. 34 inches tall. I love to hand sew and she is large enough I can do some detail work I couldn't do if a smaller doll. If she were people size she would be about a size 6 in pattern. ]]>
<![CDATA[Victorian Capelets]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:34:10 -0500 Victorian Capelets Posted by J_Hayden_Creative
I recreate capelets from the Victorian era. They're small pieces of art, and allow me to use up smaller pieces of wonderful fabrics and antique trims. ]]>
<![CDATA[Silk and Embroidered Tulle Couture Dress]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:41:40 -0500 Silk and Embroidered Tulle Couture Dress Posted by sew1955
When I enrolled in Susan Khalje's Couture Sewing School, I knew I wanted to work with fine fabrics that would challenge me as a seamstress.  But first I had to come up with a pattern that my... ]]>
<![CDATA[Recycled Sundress]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:37:21 -0500 Recycled Sundress Posted by ColbertCutter
My daughter bought a Laura Ashley sun dress many years ago.  She gave it to me to "do something with it" and I took it apart and used it to make a summer outfit for my granddaughter to wear.  I... ]]>