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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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Border Prints

Border Prints

Being a 50's fanatic - I love border prints and will be certainly trying some of the new ideas in the latest Threads magazine. I try to be just a bit different than putting the border around the...

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Phoenix Gown

Phoenix Gown

The column gown was inspired by the fires of the Bastrop National Park that occurred in 2011. The gown is composed of segments of silk organza that were laser cut and dyed multiple times. The organza...

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Water Goddess Gown

Water Goddess Gown

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This vintage inspired gown was custom draped and sewn from 2 1/2 yards of lace/bead encrusted tulle and lined with crystal satin. It includes a train made from the same tulle. The inspiration of this...

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Charmeuse Evening Gown with Rhinestone Trim

Charmeuse Evening Gown with Rhinestone Trim

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This dress was constructed for a client who was attending a formal military ball. Individual curved tucks, using Kenneth D. King's technique (December 10, 2013, Issue 271, Threads eLetter), were...

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Silk Charmeuse Luxe Bow Blouse

Silk Charmeuse Luxe Bow Blouse

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I made this silk charmeuse floppy bow blouse with French seams throughout and with antique glass buttons. 

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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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Mother of the Bride in Aubergine

Mother of the Bride in Aubergine

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My daughter was getting married and having a semi-formal reception so a cocktail dress was in order.  I made this dress using Vogue pattern 1240 which was a Guy Laroche design.  The neck was cut...

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Wedding Gown Worn Two Ways

Wedding Gown Worn Two Ways

I made this wedding dress for my daughter to be used at a church wedding with a semi-formal pig roast reception at my home.  The removable train was made from my wedding dress.  I added eight yards...

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Faux Fur Childs Coat

Faux Fur Childs Coat

I decided to make a fake fur coat for my Granddaughter when she was 1 year old... "Every girl should have a fur coat" even if it is a Faux Fur.. I had never sewn with fur before and it came out...

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Cheering for the home team

Cheering for the home team

My niece wanted to be a cheerleader for Halloween and asked me to make her a costume.  Well, my other niece said being a cheerleader for Halloween was ordinary.  I went out of my way to make sure...

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Purple Jacket

Purple Jacket

I found this beautiful purple quilted fabric at my local independent fabric dealer and just had to make a light jacket.  The fabric is water-repellent is self-lined with a light fleece so it was a...

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Pleated Collar/Lapel Jacket

Pleated Collar/Lapel Jacket

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This elbow-length, one-button jacket's shell is a silk/cotton blend with metallic thread weaving.  The shell is a lightweight to mediumweight, semi-loose weave.  The matching facing meets an...

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