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Fashionably Felted Dress

Fashionably Felted Dress

I am the seamstress and my mother is getting really good at using wool roving and doing felted art projects.  I had made this cranberry A-line dress out of wool and it was to plain to wear.  After...

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Project Runway: Junior: Episode 7, Outfit of the Day

Project Runway: Junior: Episode 7, "Outfit of the Day"

The designers get inspiration from people on the street for this week's challenge.

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Project Runway Junior: Episode 6, Superstar Clients

Project Runway Junior: Episode 6, "Superstar Clients"

Three cheers! The designers make custom outfits for cheerleaders. But it's not nearly as bad as it sounds.

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Travel Smart with this Comprehensive Packing Checklist

Travel Smart with this Comprehensive Packing Checklist

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Sandra Miller helps you get--and stay--organized on your next adventure with a free downloadable guide.

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Red Shift Dress

Red Shift Dress

The red jacquard cotton dress was the result of feverishly devouring couture books, and putting into practice what they preached. Many hours experimenting in my studio, and searching the web for...

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

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I had this fabric in my stash for awhile. When I had to design and make a ladies garment for my apparel design class, I knew this was the opportunity to design something special specifically for...

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Embellish Panties with Shadow Applique

Embellish Panties with Shadow Applique

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Learn to apply this pretty lace detail in three easy steps.

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Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom horse show jacket. A variety of leathers, and Swarovski crystals make all of my designs stand out.

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Boat-Neck Dress & Jacket Ensemble

Boat-Neck Dress & Jacket Ensemble

This dress and jacket ensemble was created for one of my client's attending her son's wedding. The dress is constructed from silk crepe de chine and the accompanying jacket from silk Dupioni and lace.

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Classical Ballet Tutu - Sugar Plum Fairy - Nutcracker Ballet

Classical Ballet Tutu - Sugar Plum Fairy - Nutcracker Ballet

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My passion is constructing Professional Classical Ballet tutus.This was custom made for a special dancer, for her principal role as the Sugar Plum Fairy, in the Nutcracker Ballet. The 14 piece...

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Maori Pirates

Maori Pirates

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This is my Samoan Warrior and I dressed up as Maori Pirates.  My husband wanted to add some Polynesian flare to celebrate his culture, and of course I obliged.  The piupiu skirt you can see in...

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My SUPER GRANDSON

My "SUPER GRANDSON"

My grandson wanted to be Superman for Halloween and I couldn't find a decent pattern to make the costume so I decided to design and make the costume myself.  I fashioned the main body parts after...

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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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Ignite your Handbag Creativity

Ignite your Handbag Creativity

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Try these fun products to inspire your purse designs.

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Sylvan - Mini collection Spring/Summer 2014

Sylvan - Mini collection Spring/Summer 2014

All three looks were made as part of a fundraiser for my old school. I like to use bright colors and interesting shapes. All three designs were draped, drafted and constructed by me. They all use a...

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Jeans are from the Vogue pattern v2852. I moved the zipper to the front and added pockets in the front. also added a button tab to the front. Made with red denim with little stretch. Very...

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Book Giveaway: Europe: Rising Fashion Designers

Book Giveaway: "Europe: Rising Fashion Designers"

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Comment to win this great book!

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My version of Samanthas Jacket

My version of Samantha's Jacket

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I make a number of Peggy's patterns. This has been one of my favorite. The zippers can be a little scary but if you read the instructions carefully not too difficult. I know a number of my family...

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Metallic Magic

Metallic Magic

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I was saving this fantastic metallic fabric for a special occasion.  What could be more special than New Year's Eve.  Last year I put this little cream puff together to ring in 2013.  The metallic...

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One Eyed Minion

One Eyed Minion

My niece asked me to make her a one eyed minion costume for Halloween. I used 1" foam covered with yellow fabric for the body.The eye is felt embellished with a marker. The goggle has felt straps and...

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