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Stenciled & Embellished Tee

Stenciled & Embellished Tee

This tee showcases my first joyful try at stenciling and embellishing thanks to the encouragement of Diane Ericson at the Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo one year! I purchased the cotton knit...

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My Lovely Linen Jacket

My Lovely Linen Jacket

Inspired by a RTW jacket, I modified Butterick 6056 to create my Lovely Linen Jacket. I used Robert Kaurman Essex Linen/Cotton blend, raised the neck a bit and subbed a separating Coats zipper for...

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Vintage 1950s style Easter Dress

Vintage 1950s style Easter Dress

Easter is always a special time for me. I like to keep the age old traditions of a new dress and hats and gloves to wear to Easter services, and spend a lot of time sewing vintage inspired outfits...

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Sandras Upcycled Shirt

Sandra's Upcycled Shirt

When my husband threw out his old shirt because of a stain on the front I decided to give it a make over.  The cuff are the cold sholder pelments, the buttons stayed where they were and the rest is...

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Sandras Creations 2

Sandra's Creations 2

This was from left over material that I love the flowy feel of.  It is Navy and white 1 cm spots.  The back is a cross over Shoe String which I dont have a photo of sadly and shearing elastic to...

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Sandras Creations

Sandra's Creations

This was a photograph i took off a tv commercial for deodorant,  it was promoting that it will not leave white marks on black.  I made this fully lined and the back is reversed so it is from all...

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Military Style Spring Jacket

Military Style Spring Jacket

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Butterick 5927, view D was my starting point. This basic double breasted pattern is very simple and lends itself to achieving the military look I was after. The cotton duck exterior fabric was very...

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Hand Stitched Sweatshirt

Hand Stitched Sweatshirt

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I've been inspired by Japanese boro patching and have incorporated the hand stitching technique into my wool 'sweatshirt.'  The entire garment is stitched by hand using lapped seams with several...

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Steampunk Girl Robin Hood

Steampunk Girl Robin Hood

So when I started this project I started with a drawing. It was an idea what I wanted it to look like in the end. I am a refashionista I like to refashion and change things so this project was...

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Indian Corn Costume

Indian Corn Costume

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I drew free handed every part.  Tank slip of raw cotten for kernels to attatch to.  Marbled cotton fabric in fall colors for kernels, (over 250) stuffed, gathered and individually sewn on slip and...

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Video game princess

Video game princess

I had so much fun making this costume!  It was my first attempt at drafting a pattern, and there are a few things I would do differently seeing it made up, but it fits reasonably well.  I'm most...

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Inspired by Simple Stitches, Complex Design

Inspired by "Simple Stitches, Complex Design"

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Dress is Butterick 6182, version B, but without the cuffs on the sleeves.  The embroidery is chain stitch and blanket stitch, done free hand, without stabilizer, on linen fabric.  Just drew three...

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Leafy Jacket

Leafy Jacket

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This cap-sleeved jacket was inspired by Threads article Artistry by the Strip; the article appeared in the Feb/Mar 2012 issue. The Butterick pattern number is 5214 and is a Retro pattern from 1947...

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My Ribbon Flower Garden

My Ribbon Flower Garden

I was watching a you tube video on how to make ribbon flowers and felt an overwhelming urge to start creating my own "Flower Garden". Most are hand sewn with beads and rhinestone buttons added and...

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Petersham Detail

Petersham Detail

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Inspired by the Petersham story.  I love using Petersham ribbon in my sewing and kniting projects.  I used a wider ribbon for the hidden buttonholes and two sizes with a hand sewn running stitch to...

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12 Hand and Machine Stitches to Improve Your Sewing

12 Hand and Machine Stitches to Improve Your Sewing

There's nothing more important than a solid knowledge of stitches to help you build your sewing skills. These 12 articles can help propel your sewing to the next level.

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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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Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

This costume was made in roughly 3 weeks. Corset jacket: The corset jacket was entirely hand drafted. It was made from the same linen look material as the floating sleeves. The corset has spiral...

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Button Vest

Button Vest

I made this vest to wear to the National Button Society Convention this past summer. I am an avid sewer and button collector and wanted to wear something that was a conversation piece and that would...

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Video: A Secret to Threading a Needle

Video: A Secret to Threading a Needle

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Watch this video to learn an easy way to thread your needle for hand sewing.

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