Copyright (c) 2017 en-us Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:26:54 -0500 Threads - Readers-closet category posts Threads - Readers-closet category posts <![CDATA[Haute to Trot in the Arena]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:29:33 -0500 Haute to Trot in the Arena Posted by hautetotrot
This is a custom Showmanship jacket I made to wear at my local horse shows. The base is a princess-seamed stretch gabardine with metallic lace overlays, trimmed in black ultrasuede, then covered in... ]]>
<![CDATA[Maxi dressing for spring and summer!]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:05:53 -0500 Maxi dressing for spring and summer! Posted by Cocosloft
For me, spring is floaty, breezy dresses, like this maxi sewn in rayon challis from Caravel Fabrics by Samsung. The print is called 'Gypsy Circles', so a little swish is absolutely... ]]>
<![CDATA[Not So Ordinary Hoodie]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:01:47 -0500 Not So Ordinary Hoodie Posted by patsijean
Several years ago, I purchased this green, lilac/pink, and cream jaquard fabric ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Refashion Your Pregnancy Pants]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:32:45 -0500 How to Refashion Your Pregnancy Pants Posted by TraceyC
During my third pregnancy, I gained quite a lot of weight. After giving birth, it became clear to me that those extra pounds won't go down without a fight and that a significant amount of time would... ]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Formal Gown]]> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 09:14:27 -0500 Blue Formal Gown Posted by Imposible
I made a gown for New Year's Eve. I started with my Burda pattern and added a slit and took off the train for dancing. I also added a sheer, removable, floor-length "cape/train".  I lined the dress... ]]>
<![CDATA[6 Invaluable Life Lessons from Three Wildly Different Sewing Heroes]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:20:30 -0500 6 Invaluable Life Lessons from Three Wildly Different Sewing Heroes Posted by Alex Moore
The needle and thread are one of humankind's most powerful tools. They're not only a staple of necessity, they're an implement of art. Throughout history, a wide variety of people have picked up the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Love and hate]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0500 Love and hate Posted by OutofRwanda
This was a HUGE challenge. I hated working with sheer fabric, and even though I should have only just fitted into the size 12 that I cut, it ended up being MASSIVE on me (and fitting, with this... ]]>
<![CDATA[Kantha Cloth Backpack]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:54:00 -0500 Kantha Cloth Backpack Posted by Sewphie
I really like to carry a backpack so the weight of my bag is ballanced on both shoulders.  Most backpacks look like I'm ready for a hike!  I wanted a backpack with a bit of style to carry everyday... ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make a Beautiful Bridal Comb]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:30:27 -0500 How to Make a Beautiful Bridal Comb Posted by Sandy Thomas
While it is true that planning a wedding can be lots of fun, it is also a troublesome task for almost any bride. If you are like me, you pay attention to every detail, especially when it comes to the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Japanese Fan Quilt]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:20:46 -0500 Japanese Fan Quilt Posted by user-2981464
This quilt was done in a class run by Letty La Rose who has been teaching sewing and quilting for many years. I arranged the layout of the fan templates myself and the result was quite pleasing. I... ]]>
<![CDATA[Silk Organza Dress]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:57:49 -0500 Silk Organza Dress Posted by Heather Rose Johnson
I was inspired by a vintage house dress I purchased at a thrift store.  I copied the vintage dress to create my own pattern.  I was given an antique, silk kimono as a gift.  It pained me to cut... ]]>
<![CDATA[Beaded Oriental Bags]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:25:12 -0500 Beaded Oriental Bags Posted by DCFabricArt
Beading purses is one of my most fun things to do. A real zen time for me. Add to the beading free motion quilting on the appliqued pieces and a real art to wear is born. ]]>
<![CDATA[Two Purses of Handwoven Fabric]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:12:58 -0500 Two Purses of Handwoven Fabric Posted by KateSlam
Two purses:       The pink purse is actually my first Rigid Heddle weaving project, and the warp was already on the loom, so I decided to just play with what came to hand.  I found a single ball... ]]>
<![CDATA[Hand Stitched Sweatshirt]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:40:07 -0500 Hand Stitched Sweatshirt Posted by Sewphie
I've been inspired by Japanese boro patching and have incorporated the hand stitching technique into my wool 'sweatshirt.'  The entire garment is stitched by hand using lapped seams with several... ]]>
<![CDATA[Sweet Holiday Dress for a little girl who loves the Performing Arts...]]> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:20:17 -0500 Sweet Holiday Dress for a little girl who loves the Performing Arts... Posted by lesliekqueen
My girlfriend took this picture of her daughter in her new dress for the holiday season. I was inspired by the graphics of the fabric, in which the cirlces are flocked in velvet, with an added... ]]>
<![CDATA[Ironing Board Covers]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:19:45 -0500 Ironing Board Covers Posted by Jilly09
Heavier weight high weave cotton  ~ 2 yards Cotton batting – 2 layers (if not using previous padding from old cover)  Craft cord or 1/4" elastic Cord stopper  Wide bias tape I need a good... ]]>
<![CDATA[OUR FAMILY QUILT]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:25:31 -0500 OUR FAMILY QUILT Posted by rcratty
  Our Family Quilt: The Fabric of Life (Volume 1)- Paperback Our Family Quilt: The Fabric of Life-ebook for details. Our Family Quilt The Fabric of Life by Rhonda Cratty   Join and experience... ]]>
<![CDATA[Kaylee's Shindig dress Firefly]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:27:43 -0500 Kaylee's Shindig dress Firefly Posted by user-6470194
I made Kaylee's shindig dress from the show Firefly. I drafted a skirt to fit over the large hoopskirt, layered 8 layers of chiffon ruffles (lots of rolled hemming!). I used a McCalls shirt pattern... ]]>
<![CDATA[Steampunk Girl Robin Hood]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:14:51 -0500 Steampunk Girl Robin Hood Posted by Fashionista_3mily
So when I started this project I started with a drawing. It was an idea what I wanted it to look like in the end. I am a refashionista I like to refashion and change things so this project was... ]]>
<![CDATA[Indian Corn Costume]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:38:19 -0500 Indian Corn Costume Posted by PJWilcox
I drew free handed every part.  Tank slip of raw cotten for kernels to attatch to.  Marbled cotton fabric in fall colors for kernels, (over 250) stuffed, gathered and individually sewn on slip and... ]]>