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Coronation Elsa

Coronation Elsa

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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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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RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

The design is the Madelaine raglan sleeve shirt with beautiful lace on the lower sleeves that is extra long so it can be scrunched around the wrist. The shirt features a tantalizing applique of your...

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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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Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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Threads staff shares an exclusive wish list.

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Vera Wang Inspired Dress

Vera Wang Inspired Dress

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When my son got married, his fiancée told her bridesmaids they could pick their own dress styles. My daughter found a gray strapless Vera Wang wedding dress that she really liked, and asked if I...

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Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

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My daughter casually dropped a picture from Marie Claire Magazine on my desk and said, "You could make me one of these if you get bored."  We discussed potential changes and I filed it away until I...

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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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Peplum & Ruffled Top

Peplum & Ruffled Top

I used the Simplicity 1699 as my base pattern but I altered it by lowering the neckline, making a ruffled pattern for the neckline, changing the sleeves, adding volume to the peplum (6x the volume...

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Book Giveaway: A Collection of Sewing Books for Kids

Book Giveaway: A Collection of Sewing Books for Kids

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You could win these fun sewing books for kids!

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Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

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Here's a sewing room solution for a tricky fabric problem.

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Huntress

Huntress

This costume was a desing of my 14 year old daughter. I made the corset using a commercial pattern. I added additional tabs along the bottom that I handsewed on after assembling the corset. There is...

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Steampunk Assassin- Aila Nightwalker

Steampunk Assassin- Aila Nightwalker

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The dress portion was hand dyed and sewn by me. It is historically accurate to the victorian era. There is a bustle also in the back. The costume (including jewelry and hat) is handmade and dyed by...

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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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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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travel sewing kit

travel sewing kit

I used fabrics from my scrap basket to make a purse-sized sewing kit.  I didn't use a pattern, I just pieced bits together like a puzzle.  I made the cover first and then added the scissors pocket...

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Scraptable runner

Scraptable runner

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A table runner made out of my many cotton scarps. the pattern is log cabin on the diagonal.

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Hand Embroidery Tutorial

Hand Embroidery Tutorial

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I am sharing this specific technique of hand embroidery,its called Zardosi/Zardozi work, The tool is like crochet hook which is called Aar. I made a purse after completing this Embroidery on a thin...

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Bowser - Mario Bros.

Bowser - Mario Bros.

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  Bowser from Mario Bros!   We did a group costume for Mario Kart this year. Bowser was a costume I could not find anywhere so I decided to make my own version. The whole costume is hand...

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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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