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Anniversary Dress

Anniversary Dress

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My son and daughter-in-law were going to Greece for their 20th wedding anniversary.  This was the perfect occasion to make something special, so using Vogue pattern 8648 I fit the muslin to her and...

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Peacock Shawl

Peacock Shawl

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The peacock shawl is an original design by Linda Bratten. I digitized the feathers using Bernina Artista software. The birds is raw edged applique with free-motion thread painting and embellished...

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Retro Riddler

Retro Riddler

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I found McCall's Pattern 7184 and was instantly inspired to create a female, retro look inspired by the iconic comic book villain, The Riddler. Opting for the graphic quality of solid colors, I...

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Fashionista Loki

Fashionista Loki

This is my take on a Lady Loki out on the town in Midgard. The design, while inspired by Alexandra Byrne's look for the Avengers film, is my own. No commercial patterns were used and everything was...

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Indian Chief

Indian Chief

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 This is my grandson Ryan. I made him this outfit from a vintage simplicity pattern that I found on the net. I made the outfit out of an ultra suede material with decorative bias tape and trim that...

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How to Sew a One-Seam Poncho

How to Sew a One-Seam Poncho

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For instant style, fold a fabric rectangle in half, then sew a shoulder seam.

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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

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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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