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He wanted a king costume - we chose infamy

He wanted a king costume - we chose infamy

Massive, massive GOT fans in this house (well the adults anyway).  So, when Mr 6 asked for a king costume , I knew exactly what he was going to get. The jacket was made using McCalls 5214 from some...

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Stylish Jacket with embroidered dragon

Stylish Jacket with embroidered dragon

This Jackest is sewn with faux-leather and a Snake-printed fabric. It is interlined and lined. Bound Buttonhole.

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Altered jacket by Rita Summers

Altered jacket by Rita Summers

I made this jacket by cutting up 3 items of clothing - a red knit cotton top, a grey linen skirt and a black/grey/white tunic. I deconstructed them before restitching them together in a new way by...

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How to Shape a Tailored Collar

How to Shape a Tailored Collar

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Classic tailoring shapes lasting layers. Kenneth D. King shares his method for creating a beautifully tailored collar in this masterclass.

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FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

I derive immense gratification out of creating beautiful work with my hands. All garments were constructed by me. The camo jacket, and denim pants were made from patterns. The special occaion dress...

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60s Style

60s Style

Hello summer!  It's back to sewing!   I have finally been able to get back to a dress I've had on my project list since last year.  It's Simplicity 1609 - 60s retro/vintage, a-line.   I made...

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Spring Cardigan Jacket

Spring Cardigan Jacket

I love black and white for spring and was inspired by the catalog photos for this knit cardigan jacket, Vogue pattern #8819. Unfortunately the pattern did not come with any instruction for matching...

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Charming Cleo: A Shining Star

Charming Cleo: A "Shining" Star

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Style takes time to develop. What I've learned over the years is that less is more (in most cases, anyway). The same can be said for good design. Oftentimes, we're overwhelmed with options--to the...

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Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

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There are all sorts of corners: 90-degree, 45-degree, and less—or more. Watch this video to achieve well-sewn outside corners, such as collar points.

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How to Create Echo Stitching

How to Create Echo Stitching

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Lately, I have been finding echo stitching on numerous designer garments. I've seen it on collars, cuffs, and on front plackets. Learn how to add this stitching for a designer look.

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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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Queen of hearts jacket for February

Queen of hearts jacket for February

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I decided to design and illustrate my jacket and then try to replicate my illustration. I think I did alright for my first attempt. I wish I had used a different fabric but none the less I love my...

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Prestigious Peacock

Prestigious Peacock

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year and it's been a tradition of mine to make my costume every year. My inspiration for the Prestigious Peacock came from a Gucci jacket I saw in a magazine...

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Purple Jacket

Purple Jacket

I found this beautiful purple quilted fabric at my local independent fabric dealer and just had to make a light jacket.  The fabric is water-repellent is self-lined with a light fleece so it was a...

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Pleated Collar/Lapel Jacket

Pleated Collar/Lapel Jacket

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This elbow-length, one-button jacket's shell is a silk/cotton blend with metallic thread weaving.  The shell is a lightweight to mediumweight, semi-loose weave.  The matching facing meets an...

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Menswear Coat, The Desert Wanderer

Menswear Coat, The Desert Wanderer

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This coat is a menswear garment that is designed, patterned, and constructed by myself. My inspiration for this came from the exploration of desert cultures in the Midddle East. The goal was to...

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In green

In green

As a base I used a coat from the 90's, a classic form. I cut the pattern from the waist. The top of the jacket I cut open in several places, and extended the model to create a new form. I extended...

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One Way or Another Reversible Coat

One Way or Another Reversible Coat

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I bought this piece of Italian wool from Mood Fabrics online.  I was so excited about this medium weight wool with a brown side and black side.  I decided to make this reversible coat, but it...

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Collette Lady Gray Coat in Linton Tweed couture fabric

Collette Lady Gray Coat in Linton Tweed couture fabric

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I love this pattern.  I altered the sleeve length from 3/4 to full length and made the jacket double breasted.  It looks fab as a casual or a dressed up coat.

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Lady-like

Lady-like

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The "lady-like" jacket is created from a basic jacket pattern I modified in my sewing class.  The fabric is a waffle weave of a cotton blend.  The lining is a satin.   As further embellishment...

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