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FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

I derive immense gratification out of creating beautiful work with my hands. All garments were constructed by me. The camo jacket, and denim pants were made from patterns. The special occaion dress...

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Warm Cossack Hat for Cold Times

Warm Cossack Hat for Cold Times

Imagine the sourthern hemisphere is in full flight with snow falling on the mountains only 50 minutes away. Yet, you have to get on publich transport, dash from the bus stop to the office building...

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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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2 Prom Dresses

2 Prom Dresses

I have twins girls and made a prom dresses for each.  They both have very different tastes; the two piece black dress ismade from black RPL with an embellished bodice.  The blue dress is made from...

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Spring Is Here !!

Spring Is Here !!

For this Spring look, I used vintage Simplicity pattern #4360.  It has a reversible jacket and a simple, chic spring dress.  Fabric used is a yellow/white daisy pattern, light weight denim.  The...

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Moto Jacket

Moto Jacket

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I wanted to make a moto jacket for the cooler spring days/evenings, and was inspired to make one because I'm seeing them everywhere but didn't like the prices. Also, I didn't want leather or denim...

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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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Red Carpet Dress

Red Carpet Dress

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This dress was the final for my Bridal/Couture class. The bodice was done by hand basting gold beaded and embroidered tulle over burgundy poly satin. The skirt is a full ballgown in the same poly...

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A Celtic Wedding

A Celtic Wedding

My middle son and his fiancé are getting married this month and are having a Celtic wedding. My middle son is wearing a plaid kilt with his fiances family colors, and the groomsmen are all wearing...

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Gorgeous Yellow Sundress

Gorgeous Yellow Sundress

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I made this dress for my daughter and she simply loved it and I was a proud mama seeing her glow in her gorgeous sundress. Dress is made in bright yellow eyelet. 

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Met ball

Met ball

Lace corset paired with window pane pencil skirt. Design inspired by Marie Antoinette era. 

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Promptness is Pink Skirt

Promptness is Pink Skirt

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  Smart skirt with cute corset waist detail. Zipper closure at back. Pattern used is the Lucinda by BeMyGoth. Available for download...

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One sleeve color blocked dress

One sleeve color blocked dress

This was a class project, where we had to take the basic sloper and create a torso derived dress.

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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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Spring Time in Cali

Spring Time in Cali

This is the Strapless Dress from Christine Haynes' book Chic and Simple Sewing. 

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Unique patterns to stay warmer in the cold!

Unique patterns to stay warmer in the cold!

Living in Alaska I have learned that I can last through the winters much better if I stay warm. I designed a pattern for insulated snow skirts that do just that. I wear mine almost every day in the...

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Spring Work

Spring Work

Envelope Dress Black and Cream Print Pink Trim Tailored Fit Zipper back Cap sleeve Cotton/lycra twill

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Popping Pink Maxi Dress

Popping Pink Maxi Dress

Popping Pink Print Maxi Dress 100%Cotton Black trim Front buttons High Low hem Scoop neck

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Modular Chiffon Coat

Modular Chiffon Coat

This modular coat was based on Kayla Kennington's Paris Evening Coat pattern. The body of the coat is made with a watery effect chiffon fabric then individually lined with aqua chiffon. I chose to...

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Knowing All the Angles Dress

Knowing All the Angles Dress

Solid chevrons zig and zag across the soft, jersey-knit fabric of this sash-tied wrap dress with quarter length sleeves for those cooler spring days when a jacket is too warm. Easy and effortless to...

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