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Silk Dress

Silk Dress

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In this section we finish the construction of our editorial "flouncy" dress. More details here-http://www.clbmod.com/#!blog/j2v3o

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How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

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Professional tips for handling multiple layers of frothy, fluffy fabric.

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Artcetra Creations

Artcetra Creations

though it is difficult to photograph myself, the true challenge was adapting a pattern to utilize the border print of this thrift store fabric.  The design ends with a scallop which I was able to...

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Video: Add a Bound Seam and Hong Kong Finish to an Unlined Jacket

Video: Add a Bound Seam and Hong Kong Finish to an Unlined Jacket

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to bind a seam in an unlined jacket for a beautiful finish.

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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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Tea Time for Two

Tea Time for Two

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The two costumes are The Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.  The designs were based off of Japanese animated show called Code Geass Nunnally in Wonderland. The costumes were sewn almost entirely by...

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Video: Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem

Video: Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem

This easy-to-sew, narrow hem is perfect for fine and delicate fabrics. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn how.

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La Petite Mode Gowns in 1/3 Scale

La Petite Mode Gowns in 1/3 Scale

I recently began sewing a series of 1/3 scale models from my vintage patterns.  The models demonstrate how fabric garments made from the patterns will look.   I gleaned inspiration from Le...

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Fiesta of Colors

Fiesta of Colors

   This top and skirt ensemble was a joy to make. I enjoyed watching it take form and was pleased with the way it turned out. This is perfect for spring and summer, either to wear together or with...

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Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom horse show jacket. A variety of leathers, and Swarovski crystals make all of my designs stand out.

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Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

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I recently made this silk wool and silk charmeuse dress using Burdastyle's #157 05/2011 dress pattern. I used champagne silk wool for the top (right) crossover piece and back pieces. And I used...

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The wizard of Oz

The wizard of Oz

These costumes were handmade, with the exception of a few odds and ends I purchased at the thrift store. 

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Lady Thanatos Du Mort - Mrs Death

Lady Thanatos Du Mort - Mrs Death

Halloween party costume.  Skirt Simplicity 2172. Bustle McCalls M6770. Corset McCalls 9769.

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Coronation Elsa

Coronation Elsa

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Coronation elsa Frozen costume. Everything was hand made but the crown. Skirt, bodice, shirt, cape and shoes were all hand painted by me. It also has gloves but unfortunately she was hot and took...

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Echo as Maleficent: Mistress of All Evil

Echo as Maleficent: Mistress of All Evil

Echo is a 10 year old Boston Terrier that is pretty well known for her handmade costumes and has been all over the internet. This is her last year dressing up and competing so we wanted to wow her...

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Hot Pink and Black Houndstooth Maxi Wrap Dress

Hot Pink and Black Houndstooth Maxi Wrap Dress

My DIY Maxi Wrap dress was made using Vogue pattern V8379.  I purchased the fabric for $7.99/yard with 4 yards.  I added 22" to the bottom hem of the dress pattern.  I maintained the fullness of...

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Hand-painted Jacket with High-Low Hem

Hand-painted Jacket with High-Low Hem

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Striking faux crocodile in deep orange celebrates the season. Color combination was inspired by a recent trip to Milan. I was concerned that the orange by itself would be ovewhelming, so I...

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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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Sunny Mood Dress

Sunny Mood Dress

I made this dress from Oscar de la Renta fabric and yellow lining I won from Mood Fabrics. I used Butterick 6106 pattern to make the shaped hem dress. 

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Jeans are from the Vogue pattern v2852. I moved the zipper to the front and added pockets in the front. also added a button tab to the front. Made with red denim with little stretch. Very...

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