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Attach Sleeves with a Pearl and Chiffon Embellishment

Attach Sleeves with a Pearl and Chiffon Embellishment

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Learn how to replace an armscye seam with a hand-sewn pearl-and-chiffon-braid insertion.

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Self-Drafted Sheer Kimono

Self-Drafted Sheer Kimono

I love the way this kimono dresses up a basic tee or tank and jeans! It began its life as the end of a bolt of sheer woven poly at a local fabric store. I fell in love and bought it - but then what...

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spring button up sleeveless collared shirt

spring button up sleeveless collared shirt

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I made this shirt by copying and making a pattern from another shirt i had that i liked. its made from a light weight breathable fabric perfect for the hot spring days. i tryed a new techneqe on the...

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Sandras Creations 2

Sandra's Creations 2

This was from left over material that I love the flowy feel of.  It is Navy and white 1 cm spots.  The back is a cross over Shoe String which I dont have a photo of sadly and shearing elastic to...

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Steampunk Girl Robin Hood

Steampunk Girl Robin Hood

So when I started this project I started with a drawing. It was an idea what I wanted it to look like in the end. I am a refashionista I like to refashion and change things so this project was...

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Video: How to Press Shaped Edges

Video: How to Press Shaped Edges

You can make any garment special by adding shaped edges. Watch to learn how to press these curved details.

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Tucked Cotton Bobbinet Blouse

'Tucked' Cotton Bobbinet Blouse

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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 the front and back and...

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Chic in Wool!

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 from 1940's vintage...

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Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

This costume was made in roughly 3 weeks. Corset jacket: The corset jacket was entirely hand drafted. It was made from the same linen look material as the floating sleeves. The corset has spiral...

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La Petite Mode Gowns in 1/3 Scale

La Petite Mode Gowns in 1/3 Scale

I recently began sewing a series of 1/3 scale models from my vintage patterns.  The models demonstrate how fabric garments made from the patterns will look.   I gleaned inspiration from Le...

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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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Video: How to Sew Knits

Video: How to Sew Knits

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Discover the joy of sewing knits with these easy-to-follow tips and techniques.

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Lady Thanatos Du Mort - Mrs Death

Lady Thanatos Du Mort - Mrs Death

Halloween party costume.  Skirt Simplicity 2172. Bustle McCalls M6770. Corset McCalls 9769.

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Grey Top with Solid and Silver Lace Fabric

Grey Top with Solid and Silver Lace Fabric

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I was given this fabric and I loved the stretch and variated grey color. Perfect for an office blouse. The back has lace over a different grey fabric since I ran short. The edging of the lace was cut...

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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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Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

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Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable.

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Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

I am developing my own designs (although there's nothing new under the sun) for a tote. I have created about 4-5 iterations so far.  Each time, I take copious notes and stop at the point I am ready...

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The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress

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This is a one shoulder party/cocktail dress, very sexy, with a 12" long fringe. I used a embroidered net with sequins. Dress is all lined, but with an sheer back.

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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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How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges

How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges

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Make a creative finished edge with this embellishment technique. It beautifully adorns your garment, and it will provide weight to the hem. This method pays homage to Mariano Fortuny's signature style.

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