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Cinderella To the Ball Gown for American Girl dolls

Cinderella "To the Ball" Gown for American Girl dolls

Designed with special emphasis on fullness and balance, this one is really a lot of fun. The skirt is created from several layers of thin fabrics. The petticoat makes the skirt even fuller and more...

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Book review: Women in Clothes

Book review: Women in Clothes

How does fashion define, dictate, or declare who you are?

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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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Get Inspired with Fashions from 72nd Annual Golden Globes!

Get Inspired with Fashions from 72nd Annual Golden Globes!

Take a look at the hottest trends from the 2015 Golden Globes Award Show to get inspired with your future sewing creations.

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Layer Your Way to Pattern Adjustment Success

Layer Your Way to Pattern Adjustment Success

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There is more than one way to adjust a pattern; some messier than others. The Joyce Simons Murphy, JSM, way is clean, easy to learn, and precise.

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My Tim Burtons Sally Costume

My Tim Burton's Sally Costume

We love the holidays at my job especially Halloween. So when we came up with an undead theme, I knew I had to make a Sally costume. Here's what I did: To create the patchwork dress: I used 4 yards 1...

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Winkies-Wizard of Oz tower guards

Winkies-Wizard of Oz tower guards

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The Winkies' outfits are made from Wool felt, just as the original costumes were. The pattern is a combination of a 3 layer circle skirt embellished with felt appliques; the jackets are a modified...

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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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Baby Olaf

Baby Olaf

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My 7month old grandson Caleb makes the cutest Baby Olof.  I used white fleece with poly stuffing. The separation of the balls was archived using elastic  and elastic was also used on the bottom to...

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ALMAS HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

ALMA'S HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

MY HUSBAND AND INJOY DRESSING UP FOR HALLOWEEN I HAVE BEEN MAKING OUR COSTUMES FOR THE PAST 12 YRS. THIS YEAR WE WENT TO OUR LOCAL HARVEST BALL WHICH IS PUT ON BY THE CHILDRENS JUSTICE CENTER IN OUR...

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Coronation Elsa

Coronation Elsa

Coronation elsa Frozen costume. Everything was hand made but the crown. Skirt, bodice, shirt, cape and shoes were all hand painted by me. It also has gloves but unfortunately she was hot and took...

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Rachael (Blade Runner)

Rachael (Blade Runner)

To make my Rachsel, from Blade Runner, costume I was able to draft a pattern by looking at the original costume sketches from the film. I studied film stills to decide on the fabrics and used a pair...

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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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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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Semi Formal Blue and Tan Dress

Semi Formal Blue and Tan Dress

I made this dress to go to a winter formal in college. The top has lace and a built in bra since I wanted a low back. I gave it the option of the bow in back so it can be worn as a formal dress but...

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Green asymetrical drape dress

Green asymetrical drape dress

Silk asymetrical drape dress with chain strap

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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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Hogwarts Ghosts

Hogwart's Ghosts

These are costumes depciting Hogwarts Ghosts.   Made in mostly polyester, polyester micro fiber suede, interfacing, and buckram.These costumes are modified bits from lots of different commercially...

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Tin Man

Tin Man

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I made my grandson a Tin Man costume from my favorite movie. The Wizard of OZ. I loved the movie as a child and was very excited to make the costume.  i have been sewing for close to a year so this...

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