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Hand-Embroidered Peasant Blouse

This blouse is ready for spring!  Made of crinkle cotton gauze, it has bell sleeves and a split neckline featuring an original pattern of hand-embroidered flowers.

Hand-Painted Silk Charmeuse Kimono Dress

    I designed this dress for my final project in a Textile Design course.  After drafting the dress pattern, I drew the textile surface design directly onto the pattern.  To create the textile...

Crazy Quilt Purse

  I made this purse in college as a clothing design student- it was my final project in a textile design course. The shape of the purse was inspired by the popular Fendi baguette bags. I crazy...

recent comments

Re: Offical Rules - 2017 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

Hello, CraftStylish Editors! When does this 2017 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge actually close? On one page, it says the final entry day is May 31, but in the Official Rules, it says the final entry day is June 6. Which is correct?

Re: Floral Fantasy Dress

Your dress turned out very pretty! Keep up the good work and happy sewing!

Re: Strapless Floral Prom Gown

Very pretty design, color, and print!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

My best ironing tip is to use a sleeve board as a tailor's clapper- it works great! If I won the Oliso Pro Smart Iron, I would use it as I make my very first quilt.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Threads" Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

I like hand embroidery the's fun, creative, and like painting with thread!

Re: Book Giveaway: Summer Mystery Reading for the Sewing Enthusiast

Books and sewing? Two of my favorite things! These sound like fun books- I would enjoy reading them and then passing them along to my book & sewing enthusiast friends! Thanks for the opportunity!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

If I were to design my own fabric, I would use it create some fun, beautiful curtains or bold, unique tote bags!