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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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Green Winter Cloak

Green Winter Cloak

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The cloak started out as a McCall's M6446. I wanted to make it out of Babyville Boutique PUL fabric (waterprrof and breatheable) to have a rain cape to wear on my bicycle. But, the laminated side...

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The Desert Wanderer, a designer collection inspired by desert cultures of the middle east

The Desert Wanderer, a designer collection inspired by desert cultures of the middle east

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This collection is an exploration of desert cultures in the MIddle East to present a new look at tailoring for a man's wardrobe. All the garments were designed, patterned, sewn, and dyed by me. Each...

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Summer Bride Garden Party Gown

Summer Bride Garden Party Gown

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A beautiful hand draped bodice and collar has been basket woven to create dimension and texture, which wraps around to the back of the bodice of the gown.   The elegant off the shoulder collar...

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Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

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My daughter casually dropped a picture from Marie Claire Magazine on my desk and said, "You could make me one of these if you get bored."  We discussed potential changes and I filed it away until I...

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shirt knockoffs

shirt knockoffs

I used the ruboff technique to copy a shirt I like and wear frequently. Nothing special, just a great everyday shirt to wear with jeans or casual pants. I love this method of creating patterns. In...

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Peplum & Ruffled Top

Peplum & Ruffled Top

I used the Simplicity 1699 as my base pattern but I altered it by lowering the neckline, making a ruffled pattern for the neckline, changing the sleeves, adding volume to the peplum (6x the volume...

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Dulce Dress

Dulce Dress

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I'm a high school student and this year we were challenged to create an outfit that was inspired by someone we know. My inspiration was my mom, who was born in Mexico. I entered the dress into the...

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Get Creative with Edge Finishes on Your Twist Top

Get Creative with Edge Finishes on Your Twist Top

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In this web extra, learn how to create three different neckline finishes for the "Twist Top" from Threads #167 (June/July 2013).

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From Toilet Paper to Shantung Silk

From Toilet Paper to Shantung Silk

I participated in the toilet paper wedding dress challenge in 2010. I enjoyed creating the dress so much, I wanted to recreate it in silk.

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