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Elizabethan Fairy

Elizabethan Fairy

    Elizabethan Fairy The Story My youngest stepdaughter, Sarah, wanted to be a fairy for Halloween. On a trip to one of our local fabric stores, she was excited to show me a lovely white sheer...

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Renaissance gown

Renaissance gown

Using Butterick 4571, I constructed a Renaissance gown for the daughter of a family friend. A lovely red panne, matching lining, floral brocade contrast and matching trim was used to construct it...

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Big Red Witch

Big Red Witch

I made my daughter and myself Red Witch Costumes.  I gathered all the red/maroon materials I had and designed and sewed our costumes.  It's fully lined and the skirt has several layers as well as...

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Little Red Witch

Little Red Witch

We decided to be red witches so I gathered all the red / maroon materials I had and came up this this for my daughter.  The hat is homemade with wire to help shape it.  The dress is our design...

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Ursula

Ursula

First I started with making a no sew tutu using black and purple tulle. The real construction was in the tentacles. I used purple sequin fabric and black cotton. I did not use a pattern for these. I...

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ALMAS HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

ALMA'S HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

MY HUSBAND AND INJOY DRESSING UP FOR HALLOWEEN I HAVE BEEN MAKING OUR COSTUMES FOR THE PAST 12 YRS. THIS YEAR WE WENT TO OUR LOCAL HARVEST BALL WHICH IS PUT ON BY THE CHILDRENS JUSTICE CENTER IN OUR...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

 I took on this costume for a friend of mine so she could surprise her little boy during his costume party. It took a lot of time to carve the head out of foam layer by layer. Then used spray...

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Circle Jacket

Circle Jacket

I found this beautiful vintage sari material online and fell in love with it! The material is silk with sequins and rhinestones scattered throughout. 

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Hand-painted Jacket with High-Low Hem

Hand-painted Jacket with High-Low Hem

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Striking faux crocodile in deep orange celebrates the season. Color combination was inspired by a recent trip to Milan. I was concerned that the orange by itself would be ovewhelming, so I...

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Jacket created from 100 year old Uzbekistan Mans robe

Jacket created from 100 year old Uzbekistan Man's robe

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This jacket was created from a man's Shohi ikat robe from Uzbekistan, made in the early 1900s. The robe was purchased from the collection of Susan Meller, (Silk and Cotton, Textiles from the Central...

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Green Cutting Line jacket with slot seams

Green Cutting Line jacket with slot seams

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This garment was inspired by a Threads article about slot seams. I used the new Cutting line Designs #11212 (reviewed in the September issue) and some iridescent green/purple linen. The seaming...

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Jeans are from the Vogue pattern v2852. I moved the zipper to the front and added pockets in the front. also added a button tab to the front. Made with red denim with little stretch. Very...

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Spring Time in Cali

Spring Time in Cali

This is the Strapless Dress from Christine Haynes' book Chic and Simple Sewing. 

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Green asymetrical drape dress

Green asymetrical drape dress

Silk asymetrical drape dress with chain strap

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Asymmetrical Draped Dress

Asymmetrical Draped Dress

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Dress made out of upholstry fabric and a light ficture

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Retro-Inspired Back-Tie Floral Striped Skirt

Retro-Inspired Back-Tie Floral Striped Skirt

This body con, tie back skirt was upcycled from 2 reclaimed tee shirts and custom cut to create the alternating wide stripes. The rough sewn applique was hand painted on a piece of muslin and...

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Modular Chiffon Coat

Modular Chiffon Coat

This modular coat was based on Kayla Kennington's Paris Evening Coat pattern. The body of the coat is made with a watery effect chiffon fabric then individually lined with aqua chiffon. I chose to...

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RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

The design is the Madelaine raglan sleeve shirt with beautiful lace on the lower sleeves that is extra long so it can be scrunched around the wrist. The shirt features a tantalizing applique of your...

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The Square Shoulder Sleeve In Stripes

The Square Shoulder Sleeve In Stripes

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Draft a square shoulder sleeve and make it really pop with stripes! You can see the full post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2014/03/sleeves-on-saturdays_15.html 

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Sewing Sheer Fabrics

Sewing Sheer Fabrics

I wanted to share my Oscar Party red-carpet dress and jacket which I just finished two days ago!  Every year our local art-house movie theater sponsors a catered, formal wear, red-carpet Oscar...

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