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Victorian Capelets

Victorian Capelets

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I recreate capelets from the Victorian era. They're small pieces of art, and allow me to use up smaller pieces of wonderful fabrics and antique trims.

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Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

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These sewing contests are fun, inspiring, and guaranteed to improve your skills.

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Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet

This pattern was an absolute dream to sew. Just picking out the fabrics and then bringing them home to sew with them allowed visions of spring to pop into my head. I couldn't stop touching the...

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Sashiko Jacket

Sashiko Jacket

I stitched all the veriegated sashiko on the back of the jacket before construction. The other sashiko stitching (sleeves, front, collar, and band) were done as part of the construction process or...

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Original Reversible Universal Apron

Original Reversible Universal Apron

I designed this over sized cotton polyester, apron for ease and better coverage for doing my crafts, gardening and cooking. The reversible pull over apron has contrasted bias tape on the shoulder...

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Girls Faberge Dress

Girls Faberge Dress

The Girls Tea Length Faberge Dress is fully lined and features an empire bodice with perfect honeycomb pleats in contrasting colors and invisible back zipper along with pleated skirt and french...

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1950s Inspired Evening Dress

1950's Inspired Evening Dress

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This is an upcycled dress made from an Indian Bridal Outfit and Scarf. The dress is inspired by the 1950's evening wear style, and is made from silk dupioni and plain silk. It has a fitted bodice...

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Cardigan sliced knit

Cardigan sliced knit

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I have seen many examples of this technique using upcycled t-shirts and have always wanted to apply this method of embellishment only with new material. This is Kwik Sew pattern 2759. The slices were...

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Redfield Design

Redfield Design

This is a one piece jacket corset I created for a fashion show (I am an alternative fashion designer, so I make a lot of weird things). All of the sliver you see in applique that I applied with...

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Wedding Smoking Jacket

Wedding Smoking Jacket

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...

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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

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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

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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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