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The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress

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This is a one shoulder party/cocktail dress, very sexy, with a 12" long fringe. I used a embroidered net with sequins. Dress is all lined, but with an sheer back.

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Future *tart*an

Future *tart*an

I will be creating a line of dresses, skirts, blouses, and jackets over the next few weeks, mixing plaid with lace and jackets made of wool for shell and silk lining. 

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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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Tantalizing Tote

Tantalizing Tote

This tote bag was inspired by seeing a photo of a guild hand quilting a project for a charitable raffle. I loved the block they were using and set out to find it. A similar block is pictured in the...

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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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Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

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App for iPhones and iPads offers is an on-the-go guide to fabric

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Zipper Madness

Zipper Madness

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There are times when a zipper is much more than a simple and unobtrusive closure.

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QUEEN OF HEARTS - Costume for Alice in Wonderland Childrens Theater Production

QUEEN OF HEARTS - Costume for Alice in Wonderland Children's Theater Production

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I made this costume for my grandaughter, Beth Ann when she played the Queen of Heartsin Alice in Wonderland,  in a Youth Theater production in Austin, TX. This is the only picture I havenbsp...

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The cast of 2007s Surfs Up - Cody Maverick, Big Z, and Chicken Joe

The cast of 2007's Surf's Up - Cody Maverick, Big Z, and Chicken Joe

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I had to make everything by hand. My materials were fleece, felt, craft foam (masks, wings, tails, and and tattoo like marking appliques on character's chests), two boas (black for big z hair, yellow...

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MAD Hatter

MAD Hatter

I made this Mad hatter costume for a friend of mine, Brian Brady(in the pictures). I made the entire costume from my own pattern I made.  I made the long, coat out of cordoroy. The cuffs are...

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Snappy thinking

Snappy thinking

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Never let a good idea go to waste, share it with somebody.

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A Visit to Waechters Fine Fabrics in Asheville, NC

A Visit to Waechter's Fine Fabrics in Asheville, NC

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Waechters is not only a great resource for fabrics, buttons, patterns, and more – it’s fabulous eye candy and a wonderful place to go for inspiration and education.

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Vintage Wedding gown

Vintage Wedding gown

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I had the inspiration to design this dress from my grandmother wedding gown

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Lapped Zippers Rule!

Lapped Zippers Rule!

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Lapped zippers are easier to insert and look better than centered zippers in almost every situation.

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Fabric Printing with a Brayer

Fabric Printing with a Brayer

This easy-to-find graphic-arts tool makes textural design on fabric as simple as using a paint roller.

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