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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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FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

I derive immense gratification out of creating beautiful work with my hands. All garments were constructed by me. The camo jacket, and denim pants were made from patterns. The special occaion dress...

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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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Spring Cardigan Jacket

Spring Cardigan Jacket

I love black and white for spring and was inspired by the catalog photos for this knit cardigan jacket, Vogue pattern #8819. Unfortunately the pattern did not come with any instruction for matching...

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A Celtic Wedding

A Celtic Wedding

My middle son and his fiancé are getting married this month and are having a Celtic wedding. My middle son is wearing a plaid kilt with his fiances family colors, and the groomsmen are all wearing...

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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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Pretty in Plaid ( Cape jacket)

Pretty in Plaid ( Cape jacket)

hi my name is lulu, I'm a collage student at New York City collage of technology in Brooklyn New York. I study graphic desgin but I got a huge passion for fashion desgin.  I made this coat out of...

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Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

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You could win the book "Dressmaking: 200 Q&A" by Mary McCarthy!

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Graduation Dress

Graduation Dress

Kalaundra's Graduation Dress

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summer flapper dress

summer flapper dress

this dress is my own design the woman in the picture is me

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How to Take Four Different Body Measurements

How to Take Four Different Body Measurements

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Susan Lazear shows you how to take four different body measurements using a variety of tools.

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Project Runway Season 11: Episode 3, Surprise Me

Project Runway Season 11: Episode 3, "Surprise Me"

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The teams design two looks to help Heidi sell her perfume

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LET THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

LET THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

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I MADE ALL 3 COSTUMES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, EXCEPT FOR THE JEDI BOOTS. BOTH JEDI HAVE ROBES WHICH WERE ALSO HOMEMADE. BOTH THEIR BELTS WERE ALSO HOME MADE, USING THICK STRAPS, LAYERED ON TOP OF EACH...

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Jane and Elizabeth Bennet

Jane and Elizabeth Bennet

The dresses have flat-felled seams, drawstring waist and neckline. We also made period correct underpinnings, including a shift and stays.

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

My wonderful girlfriend Libby and I in our homemade Ripley and the Xenomorph Alien costumes. I also built her flamethrower and embellished her jumpsiut with handmade pins and patches. The costume was...

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Baby Blue Macaw Ready to Fly

Baby Blue Macaw Ready to Fly

My son Benjamin who is 19 months, has watched the movie Rio almost daily and sometimes 2-3 times a day since he was 6 months old. He loves the vivid colors of the birds and the music in the movie. We...

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Catwoman & The Penguin Costumes

Catwoman & The Penguin Costumes

My daughter wanted to be Catwoman, but not just any Catwoman...Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman. Do you know how hard it is to find an out of print Butterick pattern 6378? Very hard! I actually found one...

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Costume for All Hallows Eve

Costume for "All Hallows Eve"

This was my granddaughter Rachel's idea. She wanted a costume to remind people that Halloween is also known as "All Hallows Eve.", and the very next day is All Saints Day. My granddaughter is...

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hand painted silk mini sarongs/scarves

hand painted silk mini sarongs/scarves

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I consider myself a textile artist.  I love to use fabrics as my canvas - mostly silks, cotton voile and silk rayon.  Currently where I am from (St Lucia, Windward Islands - small isle in the...

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Designer Inspired

Designer Inspired

Inspired by a dress from Lilly my daughter brought the picture very early in spring. Using just what was in my stash I found some turqouise pique and a basic sheath pattern. Butterick 4998. I added...

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