Copyright (c) 2016 en-us Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:17:52 -0500 Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts <![CDATA[Cinderella - youth theatre group costume]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:04:05 -0500 Cinderella - youth theatre group costume Posted by Cathythorpe
I was asked to make a Cinderella costume for a local charity theatre group (that my daughter attends). At the time there wasn't a commercial pattern available so I played with draping and constructed... ]]>
<![CDATA[Mother gollum - into the woods]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:47:38 -0500 Mother gollum - into the woods Posted by Cathythorpe
I made this costume for a production at my sons school - it was a base ball gown with a ragged tulle skirt, bustier feather covered bodice and satin bolero jacket. Getting the feathers to stay up at... ]]>
<![CDATA[Linen Corset, c.1790]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:18:35 -0500 Linen Corset, c.1790 Posted by kindredsews
Hand sewn linen corset, c.1790, pattern from Jill Salen's Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques. Construction: 25 hours of hand sewing & ranting! Outer layer: 100% linen Lining: 100... ]]>
<![CDATA[Corded Corset, c.1890]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:00:45 -0500 Corded Corset, c.1890 Posted by kindredsews
Corded corset, c.1890, pattern from Jill Salen's Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques. Construction: 48 hours of back breaking love, some rantings, 5 mock ups for fitting, and a bloody... ]]>
<![CDATA[Pintuck Play]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 13:18:00 -0500 Pintuck Play Posted by CarolSewsAZ
A totally silk suit complete with the trim that I made from self fabric. The decorative trim was first stabilized then corded pintucks, couched threads and seed beads were added for sparkle. The... ]]>
<![CDATA[Pepernoot coat ]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:25:17 -0500 Pepernoot coat Posted by NannaB
Pepernoot coat by Waffle Patterns reviewed in Dec. 2015 issue. Sew along held in March by Rhonda Buss, fabrics from Emma One Sock. Chose to make piped, welt pockets instead of original idea offered... ]]>
<![CDATA[Grainline Stowe Bag]]> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 03:49:52 -0500 Grainline Stowe Bag Posted by Stephanie_L
I am teaching a colleague at work to knit and thought as a bit of fun, I would make us both bags we could hold our projects in.  This is a second version of this bag I made, with this one being... ]]>
<![CDATA[My Ribbon Flower Garden]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:42:52 -0500 My Ribbon Flower Garden Posted by tightsweaterloretta
I was watching a you tube video on how to make ribbon flowers and felt an overwhelming urge to start creating my own "Flower Garden". Most are hand sewn with beads and rhinestone buttons added and... ]]>
<![CDATA[Petersham Detail]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:39:05 -0500 Petersham Detail Posted by Sewphie
Inspired by the Petersham story.  I love using Petersham ribbon in my sewing and kniting projects.  I used a wider ribbon for the hidden buttonholes and two sizes with a hand sewn running stitch to... ]]>
<![CDATA[Laurie Gatnik's Modern Jacket]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:29:37 -0500 Laurie Gatnik's Modern Jacket Posted by user-3248493
I love to combine characteristics of traditional Jackets, hence the tweed wool fabric, with modern elements like the metallic leather collar and small patch pockets.  This is a very form fitting... ]]>
<![CDATA[Silk Dress]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:42:13 -0500 Silk Dress Posted by CLBmod
In this section we finish the construction of our editorial "flouncy" dress. More details here-!blog/j2v3o ]]>
<![CDATA[Anniversary Dress]]> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:45:49 -0500 Anniversary Dress Posted by SusanG_1
My son and daughter-in-law were going to Greece for their 20th wedding anniversary.  This was the perfect occasion to make something special, so using Vogue pattern 8648 I fit the muslin to her and... ]]>
<![CDATA[Artcetra Creations]]> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 23:37:33 -0500 Artcetra Creations Posted by ArtCetra
though it is difficult to photograph myself, the true challenge was adapting a pattern to utilize the border print of this thrift store fabric.  The design ends with a scallop which I was able to... ]]>
<![CDATA[Silk MOB suit]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:18:28 -0500 Silk MOB suit Posted by Linda74Sews
I made this suit for my daughter's afternoon wedding. The suit is made with silk shantung and features a lace applique panels hand stitched to the one side of the ensemble. ]]>
<![CDATA[Silk Charmeuse blouse Vogue 1414]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:08:36 -0500 Silk Charmeuse blouse Vogue 1414 Posted by Linda74Sews
Vogue #1414 made in an Asian inspired silk charmeuse print.  Fabric cut on the crossgrain to properly capture the print. The two front shoulder overlays were cut to match the print and the front... ]]>
<![CDATA[Cosplay Costumes]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:10:47 -0500 Cosplay Costumes Posted by Patty_AZ
This was my first full project I sewed for my daughter in 2014, and I was under a tight deadline.  The sewing pattern is McCalls 6106.  I used fleece fabric, which helped me since I didn't have... ]]>
<![CDATA[Glorious Sleeves]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:21:41 -0500 Glorious Sleeves Posted by user-5706515
I followed the instructions of the short video by Andrea Schewe explaining how to make sleeve modifications for better mobility. I have a greater range of motion with tightened arm holes, and the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Various Designs, also built by Daniel Pugh]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:37:18 -0500 Various Designs,  also built by Daniel Pugh Posted by danlpugh
Various designs--costume and special order--Patterned or draped and constructed by Daniel W. Pugh for theatre productions, costume competetions or individuals . . . ]]>
<![CDATA[Fashionably Felted Dress]]> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 21:25:01 -0500 Fashionably Felted Dress Posted by runwaygal
I am the seamstress and my mother is getting really good at using wool roving and doing felted art projects.  I had made this cranberry A-line dress out of wool and it was to plain to wear.  After... ]]>
<![CDATA[The very simple little black dress]]> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 13:40:17 -0500 The very simple little black dress Posted by StinaP
This is my very simple little black dress. It's fitted. 3/4-length sleeves. High neckline in front and in the back. A vent. The only embellishment is the bound edges of sleeves and neckline. And I... ]]>