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  • Sandra’s Upcycled Shirt

    When my husband threw out his old shirt because of a stain on the front I decided to give it a make over.  The cuff are the cold sholder pelments,…

  • Military Style Spring Jacket

    Butterick 5927, view D was my starting point. This basic double breasted pattern is very simple and lends itself to achieving the military look I was after. The cotton duck…

  • Vintage Easter dress

    First dress of spring, my Easter dress made in vintage fabric, from a vintage pattern, sewn on a vintage Singer 301a, hemmed using a Singer Featherweight with blind hem attachment,…

  • Silk Organza Dress

    I was inspired by a vintage house dress I purchased at a thrift store.  I copied the vintage dress to create my own pattern.  I was given an antique, silk…

  • Hand Stitched Sweatshirt

    I've been inspired by Japanese boro patching and have incorporated the hand stitching technique into my wool 'sweatshirt.'  The entire garment is stitched by hand using lapped seams with several...

  • Steampunk Snow White

    Partner and I were invited to a Steampunk-themed Halloween/Costume party this year. I dressed as a Steampunk version of Snow White and he dressed as a Steampunk Mad Scientist. This…

  • Linen Jacket and Dress

    This dress and jacket started life as a very large grey linen tablecloth.  The dress is cut on the bias with a drawstring hem.  The jacket is pieced, stenciled and…

  • Mother gollum – into the woods

    I made this costume for a production at my sons school - it was a base ball gown with a ragged tulle skirt, bustier feather covered bodice and satin bolero…

  • ‘Tucked’ Cotton Bobbinet Blouse

    This is a blouse I created using cotton bobbinet from an original 1935 vintage Vogue pattern. The blouse is fitted with a series of horizontal pin tucks in groups across…

  • Chic in Wool!

    I created this three-piece ensemble for my 20116 Arizona Make it with Wool submision in a spirit I call 'Springtime in Prescott'! I drafted the kimono bouse and wrap skirt…