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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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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 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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Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride

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Using Marfy 2137 I made this stunning mother of the bride dress. The fashion fabric was a fuchsia silk jacquard with silk organza underlining, and a china silk lining. I used china silk because it is...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

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Show off your stitches with this easy-to-learn technique.

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How to Shop for Elastic

How to Shop for Elastic

Sewing educator and author Connie Long explains how to get the right type and the right amount of elastic for a flexible waistline.

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Making Sense of Stabilizers

Making Sense of Stabilizers

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Fabric stabilizers are rewriting the book on decorative sewing techniques, and new ones appear daily. Here's how to sort through the maze.

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