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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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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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Another Look at Kenneth D. Kings Sewing Space

Another Look at Kenneth D. King's Sewing Space

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Learn more about Kenneth's collections, notions, and sewing machines

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Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

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This pretty yet sturdy hat was made with the outdoors in mind. Outdoor home decor/utility fabric and sew in interfacing were key to construction. The fabric was chosen for its floral...

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Cupcake Party Dress & Coat

Cupcake Party Dress & Coat

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Talk about I love to sew! I am a Grandma of 8 beautiful grandkids. and Thank you for giving me this oppunity to make my 2yr old grand daughter this party dress. Dress- is a 2T Cupcake pattern lined...

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In honor of our Soldiers

In honor of our Soldiers

I was asked to make an Army costume for one of my grandsons for Halloween, if I could.  I didn't have a specific pattern for the costume, I just used a basic shirt and pant pattern that I had...

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Another costume for another Grandson!

Another costume for another Grandson!

My second grandson wanted to be "Superman" for Halloween, I looked for patterns for the costume and could not find any, so I took a vintage pattern that I had of the old pajama's that snapped at the...

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BooBerry Cereal Ghost Costume

BooBerry Cereal Ghost Costume

Boo Berry is super easy to make! Just paper mache a helmet, cut the eyes, nose and mouth out. Glue while fleece cut to drape to the knees (I airbrushed it very lightly with blue) and glue circle...

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Dress for a nothing day, or ode to MTM

Dress for a nothing day, or ode to MTM

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When I first found this vintage 70s pattern, I knew I had to sew it up. And apparently when I first saw this fabric, I knew I'd use it...years later. But in my quest for stash-busting re...

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gypsy skirt

gypsy skirt

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Since my friend likes yellow, I bought as many contrasting yellows as I could. But two of them are a little too similar. Instead of gathering the thread by hand, I bought a gathering foot. But either...

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Doctor Who -- The Fourth Doctor

Doctor Who -- The Fourth Doctor

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  For this costume I made the 13-foot-long scarf out of thrift store sweaters (see detailed instructions below), dyed the hat brown and attached a hat band, made the necktie, and restructured...

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Lined Wool Dress With Curved Seams

Lined Wool Dress With Curved Seams

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This is a fitted knee length wool dress with curved seams joining two solid colors. I developed the pattern from a Basic Torso Sloper. Threds article "Add Style with Graphic Fabric Insertions has...

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Bags - Clutch bag

Bags - Clutch bag

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Learn how to make high end designer bags under you home sewing machine. Includes 12 multi format embroidery designs digitized for metallic thread.

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Pillows - Re

Pillows - Re

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Pillows: Designer Techniques Using Your Sewing Machine book by Christopher Nejman Use fibers, fabrics, and thread in new and original ways Learn how to use a needle punching machine like the...

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Pillows - Whisper Of Luxury

Pillows - Whisper Of Luxury

Pillows: Designer Techniques Using Your Sewing Machine book by Christopher Nejman Use fibers, fabrics, and thread in new and original ways Learn how to use a needle punching machine like the...

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Pillows - Tropical Winds

Pillows - Tropical Winds

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  Pillows: Designer Techniques Using Your Sewing Machine book by Christopher Nejman Use fibers, fabrics, and thread in new and original ways Learn how to use a needle punching machine like...

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Pillows - Sand Of Sahara

Pillows - Sand Of Sahara

  Pillows: Designer Techniques Using Your Sewing Machine book by Christopher Nejman Use fibers, fabrics, and thread in new and original ways Learn how to use a needle punching machine like...

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Pillows - Harem Of Color

Pillows - Harem Of Color

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  Pillows: Designer Techniques Using Your Sewing Machine book by Christopher Nejman Use fibers, fabrics, and thread in new and original ways Learn how to use a needle punching machine...

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Designer City Bag

Designer City Bag

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Learn how to make high end designer bags under you home sewing machine. Includes 12 multi format embroidery designs digitized for metallic thread.

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Designer Faux Leather Bag

Designer Faux Leather Bag

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Learn how to make high end designer bags under you home sewing machine. Includes 12 multi format embroidery designs digitized for metallic thread.

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