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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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Nieces Prom Dress

Niece's Prom Dress

My niece requested a prom dress in her favorite color, orange. Her design choices came from Butterick 5136 as the bodice, and Burda 5367 as the skirt. The wrap design was from McCall's 3880. The...

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Project Runway Season 12: Episode 13, Finale: Part 1

Project Runway Season 12: Episode 13, "Finale: Part 1"

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An elimination leaves four designers to show at NY Fashion Week

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In green

In green

As a base I used a coat from the 90's, a classic form. I cut the pattern from the waist. The top of the jacket I cut open in several places, and extended the model to create a new form. I extended...

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Project Runway Season 12, Episode 7: Shoes First!

Project Runway Season 12, Episode 7: "Shoes First!"

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The designers had to "step it up" this week in a shoe-based test

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Power Suits are Back!

Power Suits are Back!

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An iconic 1980s ensemble returns to runways and red carpets

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Show A Little Shoulder

Show A Little Shoulder

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Hey everyone, I'm Shay I'm a beginner sewing and I learn everything from the internet. I never had sewing lessons but would love to take some because there is so much I don't know. I love sewing and...

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Summer Bride Garden Party Gown

Summer Bride Garden Party Gown

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A beautiful hand draped bodice and collar has been basket woven to create dimension and texture, which wraps around to the back of the bodice of the gown.   The elegant off the shoulder collar...

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summer flapper dress

summer flapper dress

this dress is my own design the woman in the picture is me

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Draped Chiffon Prom Dress

Draped Chiffon Prom Dress

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I have a very dear friend who asked me to make a prom dress for her daughter. She is a soccer player and has a very strong, athletic figure. She was having trouble finding anything she liked that...

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Monnet painting  Dress

Monnet painting Dress

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this summer I feel especially cheerful, eager to have something with bright colors.. love this dress.  I blogged it here. you can see more photos of it. it is a burda envoloped pattern, bridal dress...

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The Gathered Camisole

The Gathered Camisole

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This little camisole was made using vintage linens, but it could easily be replicated with a lovely cotton and rows of gathering stitches. You can see the post...

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Project Runway Season 11, Episode 10: The Art of Fashion

Project Runway Season 11, Episode 10: "The Art of Fashion"

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The teams make avant-garde and RTW looks in the HP challenge

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Project Runway Season 11, Episode 9: He Said, She Said

Project Runway Season 11, Episode 9: "He Said, She Said"

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The designers create spring RTW for a Lord & Taylor challenge

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