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Marilyn Monroe/Michael Costello (PR) Inspired

Marilyn Monroe/Michael Costello (PR) Inspired

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Proud of this gown I created for my niece's prom.  The inspiration was the green gown designed by Michael Costello of Project Runway, Season Season 8 and Season 1 Allstars,  The gown wascrested...

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Silk and Embroidered Tulle Couture Dress

Silk and Embroidered Tulle Couture Dress

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When I enrolled in Susan Khalje's Couture Sewing School, I knew I wanted to work with fine fabrics that would challenge me as a seamstress.  But first I had to come up with a pattern that my...

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Quick to Make: Strapless Jumpsuit

Quick to Make: Strapless Jumpsuit

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Extend pants into a wear-anywhere garment.

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Ski parka by Larry Schaffner, larrys2729@yahoo.com

Ski parka by Larry Schaffner, larrys2729@yahoo.com

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Parka body is ultrex, interlined with 105 gram thinsulate, sleeves are cotton corduroy interlined with 40 gram thinsulate and sprayed with a water repellant. Top stitching is done with black thread...

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Perfect for Summer!

Perfect for Summer!

This summer top was made from Joann's cotton bumble bee fabric. I used New Look pattern # 6243, view "C" which was intended to be a dress. Rather than inserting a back zipper, I opted to insert the...

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Fiesta of Colors

Fiesta of Colors

   This top and skirt ensemble was a joy to make. I enjoyed watching it take form and was pleased with the way it turned out. This is perfect for spring and summer, either to wear together or with...

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Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet

This pattern was an absolute dream to sew. Just picking out the fabrics and then bringing them home to sew with them allowed visions of spring to pop into my head. I couldn't stop touching the...

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From Grammas wedding dress

From Gramma's wedding dress

The base pattern is McCall's M5793.  Lace was added to the bodice. and the sleeves were extended to the length of the lace.  Organza was purchased for the full gathered skirt.  A thin satin ribbon...

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1950s Inspired Evening Dress

1950's Inspired Evening Dress

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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

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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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