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Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance

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My Halloween costume this year is an Italian Renaissance inspired hat and gown:  ·         Fabric The dress is made with two different fabrics.  The outer skirt, sleeves and bodice are...

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Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Created toddler/child's size 4 Queen of Hearts dress with standing collar, Black and Red Satin Coat with train and Satin Scepter

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Holy costume party, Batman!

Holy costume party, Batman!

My version of the female Robin. I even made the epoxy rings. Hand drafted patterns.

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Zarina the Pirate Fairy

Zarina the Pirate Fairy

Drafted from a moulage (child costume only)

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Anna Coronation Gown (Frozen)

Anna Coronation Gown (Frozen)

I drafted the bodice from a moulage I drafted. My daughter is about a size 7. I embroidered the velvet (bodice) and taffeta (skirt).

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Steampunk Wonderland

Steampunk Wonderland

I drafted all of the patterns used in the costumes (peasant top, child's underbust corset from moulage, skirt and bustle, gun holster, child's headpiece with goggles and bow, adult overbust corset...

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Big Red Witch

Big Red Witch

I made my daughter and myself Red Witch Costumes.  I gathered all the red/maroon materials I had and designed and sewed our costumes.  It's fully lined and the skirt has several layers as well as...

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Little Red Witch

Little Red Witch

We decided to be red witches so I gathered all the red / maroon materials I had and came up this this for my daughter.  The hat is homemade with wire to help shape it.  The dress is our design...

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Mermaid costume

Mermaid costume

My daughter wanted to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid this year.  I made the hair by knitting a stretchy hat and then weaving in strands of sparkly yarn.  The t-shirt was purchased, but I sewed...

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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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Goldust the Wrestler

Goldust the Wrestler

Jumper Pattern: I used out of date McCalls 6908 because it has set in sleeves making it easier to match up pattern and it is more fitted than the recent M6251 with raglan sleeves. Fabric: gold lame...

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washable fabric picture frame sewing pattern

washable fabric picture frame sewing pattern

6 sizes of washable, fabric photo frames, tabletop, with pockets on the back for removable easel back & strut leg board, ribbon connecting strut leg pocket to back panel, pocket for photo and sheet...

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Tailored Coat

Tailored Coat

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 I made up this coat using my own drafted pattern. The coat has been underlined with silk which gives it a luxurious weight and feel to it. I used a horsehair interfacing for support adding...

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Copacabana Showgirl

Copacabana Showgirl

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I used Samantha's raincoat as a template.  I cut out the pattern using David Tutera's Bridal Collection material from Joann's Fabrics, lining it in matching satin.  I bunched tulle and made 4 rows...

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Agnes Unicorn Princess - Despicable Me 2

Agnes Unicorn Princess - Despicable Me 2

Unicorn Princess Agnes from Despicable Me 2    Inspiration: Agnes is my favorite character from the Despicable Me movies. And when I saw her in this costume the first time I saw the second movie, I...

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Bata de Cola by Barbara Blumenfeld

"Bata de Cola" by Barbara Blumenfeld

My daughter is a professional flamenco dancer in NYC and over the years I have made some costumes for her, but this is the first time I attempted a "bata de cola" – a dress with a train.  Because...

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Flower Girl Dresses

Flower Girl Dresses

I designed these two flowergirl dresses to the bride's (my cousin's) specifications for an end of August wedding. The empire bodice is gathered dupioni and the circle skirt is five layers of tulle...

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FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

I derive immense gratification out of creating beautiful work with my hands. All garments were constructed by me. The camo jacket, and denim pants were made from patterns. The special occaion dress...

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Warm Cossack Hat for Cold Times

Warm Cossack Hat for Cold Times

Imagine the sourthern hemisphere is in full flight with snow falling on the mountains only 50 minutes away. Yet, you have to get on publich transport, dash from the bus stop to the office building...

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Gorgeous Yellow Sundress

Gorgeous Yellow Sundress

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I made this dress for my daughter and she simply loved it and I was a proud mama seeing her glow in her gorgeous sundress. Dress is made in bright yellow eyelet. 

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