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SEWING & DESIGN

SEWING & DESIGN

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All hats, suits, dress, shoe ornaments made by me. 

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Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2

Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2

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We're now ready to finish this colorful carpetbag! I'll show you how to add the lining, frame, and handles.

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Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 1

Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 1

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This is a two-part blog series on how I created an old-fashioned carpetbag using the scraps from my kilim carpet coat. Even Mary Poppins would envy this bag!

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Couture Dress

Couture Dress

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I love couture and couture techniques. It was pleasure to follow the Craftsy class Couture Dress with Susa Khalje. I was planning to make a dress based on this Vogue pattern V8648 so I compbined 2 in...

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Silk taffeta and embellished lace wedding dress

Silk taffeta and embellished lace wedding dress

I made this dress for my best friend's wedding. She wanted a short dress with lace and a fitted bodice. I drew inspiration from several sources for this look, the fit and flare dresses of the 1950s...

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threadfollower hand-sewing kits and patterns

threadfollower hand-sewing kits and patterns

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Hi All, My name is Cynthia Treen and I am so excited to find this wonderful sewing community! I have been a freelance designer, developing sewing and craft projects for over 15 years, but a year and...

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Frank P. Murphy as Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan!

Frank P. Murphy as Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan!

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Inspired by his natural widow's peak (slightly enhanced for effect), my little Chihuahua Frankie dressed as Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan this past Halloween. The coat was made with...

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The White Queen

The White Queen

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A request came from a friend of mine that I should be the 'White Queen" from "Alice in Wonderland." The following costume was a big hit at the costume party and is an intepretation of the dress...

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New Look 6824  Summer Dress Sew Along

New Look 6824 Summer Dress Sew Along

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This summer I participated in the Summer Dress Sew Along.  I decided to make a special dress.  A dress that included some special sewing techniques.  Susan Khalje's article in the May...

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Timber Wristlet Set

Timber Wristlet Set

A lovely tree-inspired gift set, perfect for any nature lover. The cute cotton print is modern and funky. This set includes the wristlet and matching key chain (which can also double as a zipper...

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Now thats a Houndstooth!

Now that's a Houndstooth!

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This is a retro Butterick pattern from 1936 Made from a wonderful wool and angora houndstooth.  The top stitching was done by hand.  It is fully lined in silk crepe de chine. 

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