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How to Interface a Hem

How to Interface a Hem

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Interface the hem to support a flimsy hemline or 'beef' up pant legs that wrap around your ankles as you walk.

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Collette Lady Gray Coat in Linton Tweed couture fabric

Collette Lady Gray Coat in Linton Tweed couture fabric

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I love this pattern.  I altered the sleeve length from 3/4 to full length and made the jacket double breasted.  It looks fab as a casual or a dressed up coat.

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French Fashionistas

French Fashionistas

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My French Fashionistas 3/4 length coat is from modified Burda #7314.It was made a little more narrow, and with a weighted back kick pleat. Tailoring methods used in construction were: pad stitched...

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Tank Top Remake

Tank Top Remake

This light-weight vest, or cover-up was fashioned from a flared bottom tank top that was once attached to a blouse. The shoulder seams had to be cut in order to remove it, and I was afraid that...

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Kittys Lunch/Makeup Bag

Kitty's Lunch/Makeup Bag

A wonderful bag with a plastic lining, perfect as a lunch bag or travel makeup bag. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/03/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html

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Astrid The M&M

Astrid The M&M

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Our dog Astrid went to a Halloween party this year at her vet's. I made her this m&m costume. I made with an extra wide collar using Pellon fusible stabilizer to stiffen it up. The pillow was two...

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The Evil Queen and Prince from Snow White

The Evil Queen and Prince from Snow White

I actually made these costumes in 2007. The idea came from my daughter, who teased me with the title of Evil Queen. My husband and I wore these to a costume party that year and on Halloween to give...

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2pc vintage style romper play suit

2pc vintage style romper play suit

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Adorable 2pc romper/playsuit in that classic 1940's/1950's style. I went with a Hawaiian theme, black hibiscus printed shirting. TIP...use a lighweight fuseable interfacing between the front and back...

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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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Rayon Fabric and Interfacing Placement

Rayon Fabric and Interfacing Placement

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Interfacing is the back bone for garment construction. When placed in the wrong direction, it can make the garment look less than professional.

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Felted Houndstooth Bag

Felted Houndstooth Bag

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This bag is made from wool coating that I felted myself by machine washing in hottest water and drying on high heat in the dryer. The pattern is my own original design. I used hand dyed wools to make...

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In honor of our Soldiers

In honor of our Soldiers

I was asked to make an Army costume for one of my grandsons for Halloween, if I could.  I didn't have a specific pattern for the costume, I just used a basic shirt and pant pattern that I had...

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Ashleys first pageant

Ashley's first pageant

This is a gown I made for my six year old's first pageant. We found this pic online and I decided to copy the design. I did make a few changes. I felt I needed to scale it down so the ruffles...

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Sewing shows yield rare fabric finds

Sewing shows yield rare fabric finds

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If you're on the hunt for something special, go to a sewing show, like the Sewing and Stitchery Expo I recently attended in Puyallup, Washington.

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Steal Your Face Jean Applique Jacket

Steal Your Face Jean Applique Jacket

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Inspired by the festivals I went to last summer and the music of the Grateful Dead, I created this upcycled jean jacket, going for a real bohemian marakesh style feel. This jean jacket has been...

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Julie the Cow Girl!!

Julie the Cow Girl!!

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This is my daughter, she wanted to be jessie from Toy Story, so instead of buying a plastic outfit from walmart i decided to make her one,  The jeans were covered in cow print Minky and faux...

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My first suit jacket

My first suit jacket

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For my first jacket, Threads magazine was a tremendous source of useful information.  This was a new sewing experience for me, and knowing I wanted to make it right, I consulted different issues...

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More Shoulder bags

More Shoulder bags

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More Shoulderbags-fun and easy! Except pulling bag through handle! All have heavy interfacing and Muslin lining!

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Bags - Clutch bag

Bags - Clutch bag

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Learn how to make high end designer bags under you home sewing machine. Includes 12 multi format embroidery designs digitized for metallic thread.

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Pillows - Re

Pillows - Re

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Pillows: Designer Techniques Using Your Sewing Machine book by Christopher Nejman Use fibers, fabrics, and thread in new and original ways Learn how to use a needle punching machine like the...

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