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Maori Pirates

Maori Pirates

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

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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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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STYLISH NOWADAYS WOMAN

STYLISH NOWADAYS WOMAN

These two projects are my creations, designed and sewn by myself. The embroidery on the dress is my work too, also designed by me, and I used polyester thread and colored crystals.. The vintage...

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Magazine Giveaway: How does fabric influence your designs?

Magazine Giveaway: How does fabric influence your designs?

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Answer the question for a chance to win our latest issue!

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Threads magazine Nov. 2000 inspiration

Threads magazine Nov. 2000 inspiration

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My coat of many colors, inspired my thread magazine Nov. 2000. Great ideas!!!

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The Winner of A Field Guide to Fabric Design is...

The Winner of "A Field Guide to Fabric Design" is...

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Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

I made this Venus Fly Trap for Halloween, I started with a store bought dress (hot pink and bias cut), a pile of fabric, and an idea. I embellished the dress with lots of "baby pods" of crimped sheer...

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Project Runway Episode 10: I Get a Kick Out of Fashion

Project Runway Episode 10: "I Get a Kick Out of Fashion"

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The designers get to dress New York City's famous dancing Rockettes

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A New Sewing Machine Concept

A New Sewing Machine Concept

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Meet Sue: an industrial designer's freshly engineered re-imagining of the home sewing machine.

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Summer Stripes and Stitches

Summer Stripes and Stitches

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In designer clothes, I keep seeing black and white together and extreme color blocking that highlights the figure. This is my very subtle take on these two ideas.  My two piece suit is made from...

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Summer Project: No Pattern Bias Skirt

Summer Project: No Pattern Bias Skirt

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Jane's skirt on the left, Ellice's skirt on the right! Wow! I couldn't resist buying the July issue of THREADS. The yellow oval on the cover "Summer Project: Bias Skirt (no pattern required)" was...

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Historical Costume

Unlocking the Mysteries of Historical Costume

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Your Wardrobe Unlock'd is a treasure trove for anyone interested in making historically accurate garments.

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