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Halloween Bride

Halloween Bride

Designed and Stitched by Rosemarie Baylor October 2014   My niece has wanted a "wedding gown" from me for a while.  Halloween was the perfect opportunity for this.  My inspiration was from pattern...

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Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Created toddler/child's size 4 Queen of Hearts dress with standing collar, Black and Red Satin Coat with train and Satin Scepter

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...the smallest one was Madeline.

"...the smallest one was Madeline."

For my daughter who adores the Madeline books authored by Ludwig Bemelmans http://www.madeline.com/character.htm, with her help on design and details, I made her a Madeline costume using McCalls...

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Baby Jane Hudson

Baby Jane Hudson

My Halloween costume for 2014. I am Baby Jane Hudson the doll from "What ever happened to baby Jane?" I bought a blonde wig & curled it with sponge rollers. I hand sewed a collar on the dress, which...

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Coronation Elsa

Coronation Elsa

Coronation elsa Frozen costume. Everything was hand made but the crown. Skirt, bodice, shirt, cape and shoes were all hand painted by me. It also has gloves but unfortunately she was hot and took...

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Echo as Maleficent: Mistress of All Evil

Echo as Maleficent: Mistress of All Evil

Echo is a 10 year old Boston Terrier that is pretty well known for her handmade costumes and has been all over the internet. This is her last year dressing up and competing so we wanted to wow her...

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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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