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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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Upcycled/Refashioned Denim Dress

Upcycled/Refashioned Denim Dress

Upcycled and Refashioned denim dress made from 2 pair of jeans and a skirt. 

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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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Recent project for spring

Recent project for spring

A dress made for spring nights out on the town or office work.

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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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Vintage Easter dress

Vintage Easter dress

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First dress of spring, my Easter dress made in vintage fabric, from a vintage pattern, sewn on a vintage Singer 301a, hemmed using a Singer Featherweight with blind hem attachment, and completely...

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Silk Organza Dress

Silk Organza Dress

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I was inspired by a vintage house dress I purchased at a thrift store.  I copied the vintage dress to create my own pattern.  I was given an antique, silk kimono as a gift.  It pained me to cut...

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Steampunk Snow White

Steampunk Snow White

Partner and I were invited to a Steampunk-themed Halloween/Costume party this year. I dressed as a Steampunk version of Snow White and he dressed as a Steampunk Mad Scientist. This was a great...

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Video: Making a Pleat Hem Lie Flat

Video: Making a Pleat Hem Lie Flat

Bulk-free hems are easy to achieve with this expert technique.

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1930s Glamour Girl

1930s Glamour Girl

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Folkwear Glamour Girl with modified midriff (rather than a tie, I made four button loops and added rhinestone buttons), made in jacquard tencel; addeded silk habatoi lining in similar color. Silk...

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On teaching myself to sew...

On teaching myself to sew...

This pattern is perfect for us "oldies", especially those of us who struggle with fitting into the correct size category.  The sizes are divided as small, medium, large, etc., giving leeway for...

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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

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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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