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1950s Inspired Evening Dress

1950's Inspired Evening Dress

This is an upcycled dress made from an Indian Bridal Outfit and Scarf. The dress is inspired by the 1950's evening wear style, and is made from silk dupioni and plain silk. It has a fitted bodice...

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Flared Yoke Fire Skirt

Flared Yoke "Fire" Skirt

Designed myself, inspried by a "fire" theme  Flared Yoke Skirt

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Two dart zippered vest

Two dart zippered vest

Design myselfTwo dart - French & mid-armscye   

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Buttoned Chiffon Blouse with Added Fullness and Flared Sleeves

Buttoned Chiffon Blouse with Added Fullness and Flared Sleeves

Designed myself.Chiffon with silk thread.  Fullness added in front and in flared sleeves.  Hong Kong finish.   Inspired to be airy, flowery, earthy    

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Easy-to-Make Pajamas

Easy-to-Make Pajamas

Quick and simple, it’ll be a breeze to sew a pair of these pajama pants for every member of the family.

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Cardigan sliced knit

Cardigan sliced knit

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I have seen many examples of this technique using upcycled t-shirts and have always wanted to apply this method of embellishment only with new material. This is Kwik Sew pattern 2759. The slices were...

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21 Days 21 Dresses: The Sewing Project by Melissa Caringer

21 Days 21 Dresses: The Sewing Project by Melissa Caringer

Winter in Milwaukee is lonnnnng. Here's one way to deal. From Feb. 14 to Mar. 6, 2015, I'm sewing 21 dresses in 21 days and blogging about it here: http://21days21dresses.tumblr.com/ Here are the...

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Wedding Smoking Jacket

Wedding Smoking Jacket

A classmate of mine from Savannah College of Art and Design invited me to her wedding in San Diego so ofcourse I had to make something to wear. Her colors scheme was greys, nudes and blushes so I...

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The Hand-Sewn Silk Regency Ballgown

The Hand-Sewn Silk Regency Ballgown

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As soon as I found out I was going to be in England for the Jane Austen Festival's Grand Ball, my immediate thought was, "Oh, I have to make the most elaborate gown I have ever made!"  And after at...

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Happy New Year! All Sparkle, Zig-Zag Sequin Dress

Happy New Year! All Sparkle, Zig-Zag Sequin Dress

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This lively mini-dress or tunic was designed to flatter the client's body, to be comfy, and to sparkle under the New Year's Eve lights. The Zig-Zag pattern sequined material was used in three...

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Silk Charmeuse Pleated Blouse

Silk Charmeuse Pleated Blouse

I made this blouse from Simplicity 1315 pattern in a lovely sapphire blue silk charmeuse.

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Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

I recently made this silk wool and silk charmeuse dress using Burdastyle's #157 05/2011 dress pattern. I used champagne silk wool for the top (right) crossover piece and back pieces. And I used...

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Quick to Make: 1920s Panel Dress

Quick to Make: 1920s Panel Dress

Make a fluttery Vionnet-inspired shift.

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Princess Violet

Princess Violet

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Designed and Sewn by Rosemarie Baylor, October        "Princess Violet" is a girly, girl that loves sparkle and movement. I chose pattern M6897 Just Pretend Kids for my inspiration for the bodice...

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Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Created toddler/child's size 4 Queen of Hearts dress with standing collar, Black and Red Satin Coat with train and Satin Scepter

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Steampunk Wonderland

Steampunk Wonderland

I drafted all of the patterns used in the costumes (peasant top, child's underbust corset from moulage, skirt and bustle, gun holster, child's headpiece with goggles and bow, adult overbust corset...

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Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe

Inspiration: My husband and I grew up in the 80's, and as kids our favorite cartoon characters were He-man and She-ra. Every year I like to do a group family costume, so when discussing what we...

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Patsy -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Patsy -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

I love doing elaborate, nostalgic, pop-culture costumes that people haven't seen before. I knew back in Nov. 2013 that I wanted to be Pasty from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and it took me a long...

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Mermaid costume

Mermaid costume

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My daughter wanted to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid this year.  I made the hair by knitting a stretchy hat and then weaving in strands of sparkly yarn.  The t-shirt was purchased, but I sewed...

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Hot Pink and Black Houndstooth Maxi Wrap Dress

Hot Pink and Black Houndstooth Maxi Wrap Dress

My DIY Maxi Wrap dress was made using Vogue pattern V8379.  I purchased the fabric for $7.99/yard with 4 yards.  I added 22" to the bottom hem of the dress pattern.  I maintained the fullness of...

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