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Elizabethan Fairy

Elizabethan Fairy

    Elizabethan Fairy The Story My youngest stepdaughter, Sarah, wanted to be a fairy for Halloween. On a trip to one of our local fabric stores, she was excited to show me a lovely white sheer...

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Princess Jessica (Jasmine)

Princess Jessica (Jasmine)

My daughter's favorite princess is Jasmine. I enjoyed making this custom costume for her and her squeal of delight was priceless! The top's lining is a tricot knit fabric. Her pants are out of a...

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Ghostly Black Beard

Ghostly Black Beard

My husband wanted a movie accurate costume of Black Beard's garb from 'Pirates of the Carribbean On Stranger Tides'. Since I didn't have the means or machinery to make it out of leather, we...

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Halloween Bride

Halloween Bride

Designed and Stitched by Rosemarie Baylor October 2014   My niece has wanted a "wedding gown" from me for a while.  Halloween was the perfect opportunity for this.  My inspiration was from pattern...

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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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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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Baby Jane Hudson

Baby Jane Hudson

My Halloween costume for 2014. I am Baby Jane Hudson the doll from "What ever happened to baby Jane?" I bought a blonde wig & curled it with sponge rollers. I hand sewed a collar on the dress, which...

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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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

 I took on this costume for a friend of mine so she could surprise her little boy during his costume party. It took a lot of time to carve the head out of foam layer by layer. Then used spray...

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Cornation Dress

Cornation Dress

The bodice is based on Butterick 5935.  Katie is more comfortable with shoulder straps so we went that way with the pattern.  It needed to be plain on the front and lace up back so I shuffled the...

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Orchestral Concert Dress

Orchestral Concert Dress

This is a full length concert dress made for my college aged daughter. Vogue pattern V8787 was used as a base with custom modifications. The flower trim design was specially created and hand...

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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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Renaissance Gown

Renaissance Gown

This is the first garment of this type I have ever made, and the first garment that required so much hand construction due to the bulk of the skirting, bodice layers and the layered trimsThe...

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Its a pirate matey.....

It's a pirate matey.....

A priate coat for a dapper young man. Black jacquard tone on tone. Trimmed with blue satin ribbon and gold venise trim. Fully lined with inside and outter pockets.

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Altered jacket by Rita Summers

Altered jacket by Rita Summers

I made this jacket by cutting up 3 items of clothing - a red knit cotton top, a grey linen skirt and a black/grey/white tunic. I deconstructed them before restitching them together in a new way by...

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Sunset Fall Dress

Sunset Fall Dress

I made this dress to attend a fall wedding in Colorado.  The fabric is a gorgeous double cloth crinkle gauze purchased online and I used the Leanne Marshall Simplicity 1877 Pattern.  I made a...

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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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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

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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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