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The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress

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This is a one shoulder party/cocktail dress, very sexy, with a 12" long fringe. I used a embroidered net with sequins. Dress is all lined, but with an sheer back.

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Green asymetrical drape dress

Green asymetrical drape dress

Silk asymetrical drape dress with chain strap

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Asymmetrical Draped Dress

Asymmetrical Draped Dress

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Dress made out of upholstry fabric and a light ficture

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MyEQUSS collection

MyEQUSS collection

An Equestrian collection inspired on a famous Polish painter, has been presented in several fashion shows in NYC.  

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genuine CariKim

genuine CariKim

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The inspiration for this dress came from a picture my daughter found on the internet.  The bodice fabric is a microfiber print I pin-tucked to texturize using a double needle.  The skirt is satin...

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Modular Chiffon Coat

Modular Chiffon Coat

This modular coat was based on Kayla Kennington's Paris Evening Coat pattern. The body of the coat is made with a watery effect chiffon fabric then individually lined with aqua chiffon. I chose to...

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Marfy 3182

Marfy 3182

Marfy 3182 made from fabric I purchased at Janssens and Janssens in Paris. The jacket is underlined with silk organza and interfaced with hair canvas. Although Marfy doesn't include any patterns for...

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How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges

How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges

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Make a creative finished edge with this embellishment technique. It beautifully adorns your garment, and it will provide weight to the hem. This method pays homage to Mariano Fortuny's signature style.

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Couture Wedding Gown

Couture Wedding Gown

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I had the honor of making my niece's wedding gown. I have sewn most everything but never a wedding dress, or a strapless dress with corset. I knew the fitting and the dress had to be perfectI...

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Edwardian Tea Gown Costume

Edwardian Tea Gown Costume

HI, I made this Edwardian Tea Gown with the help of my sewing teacher for Canberra's Centenary. Canberra, the capital city of Australia turned 100 last year and it was my pleasure to spend at least...

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Lace Dream Dress Inspired by Valentino

Lace Dream Dress Inspired by Valentino

Designed and hand constructed dress to replicate Valentino's Black Tri-Lace Voulant-Sleeve Dress from 2011 collection.  The dress fabrics are laces and a pale pink silk for the underlining both...

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Brocade Shelf Bust Dress

Brocade Shelf Bust Dress

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This is Butterick 5882 made in cobalt blue brocade from Bangkok Thai Silks. It has a shelf bust and bias cut strap that wraps all the way around the front. I made sure to take time to fit the bodice...

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Silk Charmeuse Luxe Bow Blouse

Silk Charmeuse Luxe Bow Blouse

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I made this silk charmeuse floppy bow blouse with French seams throughout and with antique glass buttons. 

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Mother of the Bride in Aubergine

Mother of the Bride in Aubergine

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My daughter was getting married and having a semi-formal reception so a cocktail dress was in order.  I made this dress using Vogue pattern 1240 which was a Guy Laroche design.  The neck was cut...

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My Wedding dress

My Wedding dress

This is my wedding Dress. It is made with silk dupioni and lined with taffeta (mostly for the swishing sounds) and hand embelished with silk ribbon embroidery front and back.  I spent about three...

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Knitted Boucle Handbag

Knitted Boucle Handbag

I knitted this handbag (purse) using #15 needles and one skein of my favorite heavy Boucle yarn. The pattern is my own - a wide rectangle with the two ends meeting at the top for the opening of the...

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New Years Eve Little French Jacket

New Year's Eve Little French Jacket

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i made a couture version of a Little French Jacket using a sparkly black wool boucle fabric for the shell and a silk charmeuse fabric with a peacock print for the lining.  I added a traditional...

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McQueen Modified

McQueen Modified

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A design by Alexander McQueen, which appeared in the exhibit of his work and book Savage Beauty, was the starting point for this bodice. I plan to wear this for New Year's Eve with skinny black satin...

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Ombre Satin Prom Dress with Rhinestones

Ombre Satin Prom Dress with Rhinestones

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This is a dress I made for my daughter's prom.  She liked the reference to the 1940's pinup style. The heavy ombre dutchess satin fabric gave the the mermaid train just the right amount of body and...

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Who Doesnt Like Chocolate?

Who Doesn't Like Chocolate?

A friend, having admired my own coat made from Vogue 8431, asked me to make her one. The fabric is a dark chocolate virgin wool that had a distinct nap and had to be handled as velvet. It raveled...

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