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Living Dolls

Living Dolls

My girls wanted to be dolls for Halloween this year and we found Simplicity 1300 that looked like it would be perfect. Using patters is always a challenge with fitting my daughters because their bust...

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Christine Daae from Phantom of the Opera

Christine Daae from Phantom of the Opera

My daughter has had a sudden interest in Phantom of the Opera and decided that the outfit that Christine Daae wears while singing Point of No Return fit her personality the best. For the skirt, we...

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Jace Beleren from Magic the Gathering card game

Jace Beleren from Magic the Gathering card game

  My children show me pictures of what they want for Halloween costumes and I endeavor to make it as accurate as possible.  In this case, my son gave me a picture of Jace Beleren from the game...

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Fashion from the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Fashion from the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Browse through some of our favorite looks, and find out what trends graced the red carpet at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards.

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Tie-Dye Fleece Meets Velvet Coat

Tie-Dye Fleece Meets Velvet Coat

A world of choices allows the home sewer to make it her way--and that's the best reason of all to sew. Dianne M. Wojnarowski of Buffalo, New York, taught herself at age 11 to use the sewing machine...

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Gene Simmons Demon Project

Gene Simmons Demon Project

After thoroughly studying Gene Simmons's 1976 Demon Costume, the very first thing I did was draw and cut some patterns for every piece of armor the boots and codpiece and try them on my...

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Classic Scrub Shirt

Classic Scrub Shirt

When the doctors in "M*A*S*H" weren't in scrubs, they often wore Hawaiian shirts. One day, these images merged: I saw in my mind's eye a scrub shirt made of Hawaiian fabric, with classic 1" wide...

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The 2015 Met Gala Red Carpet

The 2015 Met Gala Red Carpet

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Browse through some of The Threads' staff favorite looks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday, May 4.

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How to Sew for Your Closet Orphans

How to Sew for Your "Closet Orphans"

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The shoes fit...but what do you pair them with? Sometimes a beloved but hard-to-work-with accessory is the best inspiration for a sewing adventure.

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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

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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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