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Elizabethan Fairy

Elizabethan Fairy

    Elizabethan Fairy The Story My youngest stepdaughter, Sarah, wanted to be a fairy for Halloween. On a trip to one of our local fabric stores, she was excited to show me a lovely white sheer...

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Tailored Coat

Tailored Coat

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 I made up this coat using my own drafted pattern. The coat has been underlined with silk which gives it a luxurious weight and feel to it. I used a horsehair interfacing for support adding...

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Wool Hallettsville Shirtwaist Dress

Wool Hallettsville Shirtwaist Dress

This dress is made out of a plaid wool suiting, from a pattern I drafted myself. I've been experimenting with plaid matching and trying to perfect my skills, and I finally feel like I'm starting to...

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Brocade dress

Brocade dress

I made this dress because of an article and picture in threads magazine.  I found the pattern and then found a beautiful teal brocade.  The teal changes to burgandy in some pictures.  I wanted to...

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The Life of a Garment, in Honor of Buck Hill

The Life of a Garment, in Honor of Buck Hill

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In 2011, my partner Michael and I were visiting with his sister Sue and her husband Buck, and the topic of conversation was Buck's old jacket that he kept wearing even though Sue believed it to be...

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How to Make Custom Piping

How to Make Custom Piping

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There’s no need to buy ready-made piping when you can make your own covered piping to match or coordinate with your projects.

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Fuchsia Fantasy

Fuchsia Fantasy

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!The idea for my prom dress was formed long before a stitch was taken.  I wanted to make something that would truly stand out because I wanted to wear it to at least two big events-my senior...

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Vintage Issey Miyake

Vintage Issey Miyake

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Issey Miyake is my all time favorite Vogue designer and this is my all time favorite shirt. It is comfy but still has some style. This is my fourth time I have made this since the pattern came out in...

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The Spring Day Tote Bag & Fabric Flower Brooch

The Spring Day Tote Bag & Fabric Flower Brooch

Here is a tote bag and fabric flower brooch I designed, which was chosen as one of the top 15 sewing projects of 2010 at Martha Stewart's website. The tote bag measures about 12" x 11 1/2" and has a...

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Lady Ga Ga inspired jacket

Lady Ga Ga inspired jacket

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I was asked to design and build this for a tv show.  I had two days to make it happen.  It was sewn with my Juki walking foot, for the thinner vinyl piping I used a home machine with a...

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Button Magic

Button Magic

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I found this fabric at a flea market for $5. It still had the Newbury's (the old five and dime store) $.97/yard price tag on it.  I washed it and prayed that it didn't fall apart from dry...

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Indigo Linen Discharge Suit

Indigo Linen Discharge Suit

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Kimono style jacket of original design with princess seams, accent piping, hidden pockets,  and french cuffs.  I discharged a length of the indigo linen to make the accent fabric and used...

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Piping adds a special touch to your sewing

Piping adds a special touch to your sewing

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Piping is an embellishment you can add to just about every garment or home décor pattern to take it up a notch.

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Handpainted Linen Sundress with Beading

Handpainted Linen Sundress with Beading

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Sundress is an adaptation from a 1960's pattern. The bodice is a linen jaquard that was handpainted to coordinate with the lilac skirt, them beaded with small crystals. The surplice bodice is piped...

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Video: All-in-One Piping and Facing

Video: All-in-One Piping and Facing

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Learn a technique that converts the piping flange to a self-finished facing, thereby eliminating the need for a separate facing or a lining.

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