Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:52:24 -0500 Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts <![CDATA[Shot Cloth Quilt, made from Kaffe Fasset fabric]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:07:52 -0500 Shot Cloth Quilt, made from Kaffe Fasset fabric Posted by KateMorison
This quilt is a riot of stripes. The hand of the fabric makes for a truly comfortable quilt. ]]>
<![CDATA[Cinderella]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:00:34 -0500 Cinderella Posted by kiggi
I made this Cinderella dress for my vacation to Walt Disney World for the Mickey's Not-so-scary Halloween party. I have always wanted to be a Disney Princess, and this is the only time adults are... ]]>
<![CDATA[3-Silks Keyhole Bridesmaid Dresses]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:05:31 -0500 3-Silks Keyhole Bridesmaid Dresses Posted by redcent
Each of my daughter's brides maids were asked to sketch up a dress they would like to wear, and after a couple of design revisions, it was pretty clear they were each happy with very similar dresses... ]]>
<![CDATA[Golden Ombre Transforming Wedding Gown]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:54:12 -0500 Golden Ombre Transforming Wedding Gown Posted by redcent
My daughter was agonizing over her wedding dress design: did she want the long train ball gown of her fantasy or a short swing dance dress so she and her new husband could dance the night away? My... ]]>
<![CDATA[Fancy Fabrics Challenge]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:40:34 -0500 Fancy Fabrics Challenge Posted by Bastetsmom
I kept this pattern very plain to showcase the fabric, which I bought as a souvenier from a little shop in Granada. Good memories when I wear it. Sewing on sequins isn't as hard as I thought! ]]>
<![CDATA[Wedding Smoking Jacket]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:30:17 -0500 Wedding Smoking Jacket Posted by PHCIII
A classmate of mine from Savannah College of Art and Design invited me to her wedding in San Diego so ofcourse I had to make something to wear. Her colors scheme was greys, nudes and blushes so I... ]]>
<![CDATA[Boat-Neck Dress & Jacket Ensemble ]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:38:15 -0500 Boat-Neck Dress & Jacket Ensemble Posted by SharonPicone
This dress and jacket ensemble was created for one of my client's attending her son's wedding. The dress is constructed from silk crepe de chine and the accompanying jacket from silk Dupioni and lace. ]]>
<![CDATA[Embroidered Elegance from India]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:48:13 -0500 Embroidered Elegance from India Posted by Quiltem
This gorgeous embroidered silk was purchased on a trip to India.  The color just screams 'holiday' to me, so I just had to make this for our company Holiday Dinner. I drafted the pattern from my... ]]>
<![CDATA[Jacket]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:25:16 -0500 Jacket Posted by user-1040454
I made this jacket a few years ago. The pattern is Simplicity 2311. I used a suiting material and it has a raised black velvet on the floral design. ]]>
<![CDATA[Silk Velvet Couture Jumper - MOD ]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:50:58 -0500 Silk Velvet Couture Jumper - MOD Posted by Tiffanynorman01
I draped and patterned this princess lined dress off of a form and then made it into my final chosen fabric. I chose to use silk velvet for the body of the garment, charmeuse for the collar, tie and... ]]>
<![CDATA[The Hand-Sewn Silk Regency Ballgown]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:59:16 -0500 The Hand-Sewn Silk Regency Ballgown Posted by EdelweissPatterns
As soon as I found out I was going to be in England for the Jane Austen Festival's Grand Ball, my immediate thought was, "Oh, I have to make the most elaborate gown I have ever made!"  And after at... ]]>
<![CDATA[Happy New Year! All Sparkle, Zig-Zag Sequin Dress]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:42:40 -0500 Happy New Year! All Sparkle, Zig-Zag Sequin Dress Posted by FlutterBye
This lively mini-dress or tunic was designed to flatter the client's body, to be comfy, and to sparkle under the New Year's Eve lights. The Zig-Zag pattern sequined material was used in three... ]]>
<![CDATA[1940s Cocktail Party Outfit]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:57:11 -0500 1940s Cocktail Party Outfit Posted by Kyniska
This is me, after the big annual party for work. I'm learning to fit patterns to myself, and it's very challenging. This jacket may be my biggest success yet! I got SO many compliments  from my... ]]>
<![CDATA[Classical Ballet Tutu - Sugar Plum Fairy - Nutcracker Ballet]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:36:11 -0500 Classical Ballet Tutu - Sugar Plum Fairy - Nutcracker Ballet Posted by bbnsmith
My passion is constructing Professional Classical Ballet tutus.This was custom made for a special dancer, for her principal role as the Sugar Plum Fairy, in the Nutcracker Ballet. The 14 piece... ]]>
<![CDATA[An Elegant Black Lace and Taffeta Gown for a Violinist]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:27:09 -0500 An Elegant Black Lace and Taffeta Gown for a Violinist Posted by SuzSews
My daughter needed a long black dress for the university symphony.  This beauty was constructed of heavy corded scalloped lace with eyelash trim, interlined with black silk organza and underlined... ]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:00:17 -0500 New Year's Eve Posted by user-1148338
A simple but elegant dress to highlight the beautiful fabric!  ]]>
<![CDATA[Non-Traditional Wedding Gown]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:35:15 -0500 Non-Traditional Wedding Gown Posted by mmsailors
I designed this dress as part of a collections class at San Joaquin Delta College.  The strapless gown's bodice is made of ivory bridal satin and fully boned and lined.  The lace overlay was... ]]>
<![CDATA[Peacock Sequins Party Dress]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:24:14 -0500 Peacock Sequins Party Dress Posted by mmsailors
I designed this above-the-knee party dress as part of a collection for a class at San Joaquin Delta College.  The loose-fit sheath dress is made of irridescent 2-way sequin (they can be brushed... ]]>
<![CDATA[Original Designed Courture Dress]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:23:31 -0500 Original Designed Courture Dress Posted by JennyEbner
This is a dress that I designed.  The top is Guipure Lace purchased at B&J in New York.  The skirt is embroidered chiffon with velvet accents, purchased at Jensen & Jensen in Paris.  The entire... ]]>
<![CDATA[let's square dance!!]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:35:52 -0500 let's square dance!! Posted by RosieFlamingo
This fanciful square dance dress was created for a Hawaian themed dance event. The yellow and pink floral fabric was purchased in was Hawaii five years ago, and was just waiting for just the perect... ]]>