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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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washable fabric picture frame sewing pattern

washable fabric picture frame sewing pattern

6 sizes of washable, fabric photo frames, tabletop, with pockets on the back for removable easel back & strut leg board, ribbon connecting strut leg pocket to back panel, pocket for photo and sheet...

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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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Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride

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Using Marfy 2137 I made this stunning mother of the bride dress. The fashion fabric was a fuchsia silk jacquard with silk organza underlining, and a china silk lining. I used china silk because it is...

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Couture Wedding Gown

Couture Wedding Gown

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I had the honor of making my niece's wedding gown. I have sewn most everything but never a wedding dress, or a strapless dress with corset. I knew the fitting and the dress had to be perfectI...

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Ombre Satin Prom Dress with Rhinestones

Ombre Satin Prom Dress with Rhinestones

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This is a dress I made for my daughter's prom.  She liked the reference to the 1940's pinup style. The heavy ombre dutchess satin fabric gave the the mermaid train just the right amount of body and...

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Future *tart*an

Future *tart*an

I will be creating a line of dresses, skirts, blouses, and jackets over the next few weeks, mixing plaid with lace and jackets made of wool for shell and silk lining. 

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Another Look at Kenneth D. Kings Sewing Space

Another Look at Kenneth D. King's Sewing Space

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Learn more about Kenneth's collections, notions, and sewing machines

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Vera Wang Inspired Dress

Vera Wang Inspired Dress

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When my son got married, his fiancée told her bridesmaids they could pick their own dress styles. My daughter found a gray strapless Vera Wang wedding dress that she really liked, and asked if I...

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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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summer flapper dress

summer flapper dress

this dress is my own design the woman in the picture is me

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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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my wedding

my wedding

My dress was made it out of silk crepe using a Vogue pattern. The dress was cut on the bias of the fabric and molded to my body like a glove. I used the same fabric for the lining as I did for...

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

My wonderful girlfriend Libby and I in our homemade Ripley and the Xenomorph Alien costumes. I also built her flamethrower and embellished her jumpsiut with handmade pins and patches. The costume was...

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Steampunk Assassin- Aila Nightwalker

Steampunk Assassin- Aila Nightwalker

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The dress portion was hand dyed and sewn by me. It is historically accurate to the victorian era. There is a bustle also in the back. The costume (including jewelry and hat) is handmade and dyed by...

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Evas Dress

Eva's Dress

Eva's mother sent me a photo of a girl's dress, simple bodice, 3 tiered skirt, from a window in Paris.  Etched lightly in the glass , "lanvin".  We gasped when the price was a mere 1,500 euros...

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Another Stash Blouse

Another Stash Blouse

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A few days ago, I came across a project that caught my eye. The maker had created a lovely fabric with little scraps, and then fashioned a case for eye glasses with it. That inspired me to dig out...

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Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

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This pretty yet sturdy hat was made with the outdoors in mind. Outdoor home decor/utility fabric and sew in interfacing were key to construction. The fabric was chosen for its floral...

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Dressing Gown made from old silk shirts

Dressing Gown made from old silk shirts

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The Quilt My Stash contest gave me inspiration (and motivation) to do something with my collection of old silk shirts. They were out of fashion and well worn but I couldn't bring myself to get rid of...

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My M2 Jacket

My M2 Jacket

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My version of this jacket began with the M2Again jacket pattern by Elaine Waldschmitt, which seemed the perfect scrappy stash jacket. I used many many different fabrics both batik and quilting cotton...

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