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Two Understitching Techniques

Two Understitching Techniques

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Discover two more understitching methods in this Web extra from SewStylish Fall 2014.

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60s Style

60s Style

Hello summer!  It's back to sewing!   I have finally been able to get back to a dress I've had on my project list since last year.  It's Simplicity 1609 - 60s retro/vintage, a-line.   I made...

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2 Prom Dresses

2 Prom Dresses

I have twins girls and made a prom dresses for each.  They both have very different tastes; the two piece black dress ismade from black RPL with an embellished bodice.  The blue dress is made from...

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Linen dress using couture method

Linen dress using couture method

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I've loved constructing this dress.  The zipper is a dream and I created my own technique with the stick on ruler tape.  This let me measure exactly 1/4 inch from the edge and each stitch is 14...

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Hand-Embroidered Peasant Blouse

Hand-Embroidered Peasant Blouse

This blouse is ready for spring!  Made of crinkle cotton gauze, it has bell sleeves and a split neckline featuring an original pattern of hand-embroidered flowers.

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The Broadway Play Dress

The Broadway Play Dress

The Broadway Play Dress When I was presented with the opportunity to attend a Broadway play, my thoughts turned to my attire.  I wanted to wear something dressy, yet accommodating to the Spring...

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Vera Wang inspired spring-time wedding dress

Vera Wang inspired spring-time wedding dress

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I made my wedding dress! I'm getting married May 31st (less than 2 weeks away!) and for our spring wedding I wanted a wedding dress, soft & flowy and beautiful. I found my dream dress, the Hayley by...

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Charming Cleo: A Shining Star

Charming Cleo: A "Shining" Star

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Style takes time to develop. What I've learned over the years is that less is more (in most cases, anyway). The same can be said for good design. Oftentimes, we're overwhelmed with options--to the...

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Met ball

Met ball

Lace corset paired with window pane pencil skirt. Design inspired by Marie Antoinette era. 

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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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