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Video: Add a Bound Seam and Hong Kong Finish to an Unlined Jacket

Video: Add a Bound Seam and Hong Kong Finish to an Unlined Jacket

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to bind a seam in an unlined jacket for a beautiful finish.

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Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

This costume was made in roughly 3 weeks. Corset jacket: The corset jacket was entirely hand drafted. It was made from the same linen look material as the floating sleeves. The corset has spiral...

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Fashionista Loki

Fashionista Loki

This is my take on a Lady Loki out on the town in Midgard. The design, while inspired by Alexandra Byrne's look for the Avengers film, is my own. No commercial patterns were used and everything was...

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Ursala the Teacher

Ursala the Teacher

I first designed the costume - considering my friends needs as a teacher of 2nd graders. She needed to move and bend and not get caught between desks. The outfit is a two-piece. I designed the skirt...

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Fall Poncho

Fall Poncho

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My new fall poncho using wool crepe and silk from my stash.  I modified Hot Patterns's Jetsetter Poncho to eliminate bagginess at the hips and created faux bracelet length sleeves.  I stabilized...

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Fiesta of Colors

Fiesta of Colors

   This top and skirt ensemble was a joy to make. I enjoyed watching it take form and was pleased with the way it turned out. This is perfect for spring and summer, either to wear together or with...

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Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet

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This pattern was an absolute dream to sew. Just picking out the fabrics and then bringing them home to sew with them allowed visions of spring to pop into my head. I couldn't stop touching the...

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1950s Inspired Evening Dress

1950's Inspired Evening Dress

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This is an upcycled dress made from an Indian Bridal Outfit and Scarf. The dress is inspired by the 1950's evening wear style, and is made from silk dupioni and plain silk. It has a fitted bodice...

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Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom horse show jacket. A variety of leathers, and Swarovski crystals make all of my designs stand out.

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Silk Charmeuse Pleated Blouse

Silk Charmeuse Pleated Blouse

I made this blouse from Simplicity 1315 pattern in a lovely sapphire blue silk charmeuse.

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Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Created toddler/child's size 4 Queen of Hearts dress with standing collar, Black and Red Satin Coat with train and Satin Scepter

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Video: How to Sew Knits

Video: How to Sew Knits

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Discover the joy of sewing knits with these easy-to-follow tips and techniques.

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Lady Thanatos Du Mort - Mrs Death

Lady Thanatos Du Mort - Mrs Death

Halloween party costume.  Skirt Simplicity 2172. Bustle McCalls M6770. Corset McCalls 9769.

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Coronation Elsa

Coronation Elsa

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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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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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Silver Sheath

Silver Sheath

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This is for a wedding that I will be attending in the Northeast in September.  I chose to use the wrong side of a navy denim as the cross threads gave it a wonderful dressy silver appearance. I...

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Green Cutting Line jacket with slot seams

Green Cutting Line jacket with slot seams

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This garment was inspired by a Threads article about slot seams. I used the new Cutting line Designs #11212 (reviewed in the September issue) and some iridescent green/purple linen. The seaming...

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Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

The key to any successful sewn project are its seams. This comprehensive collection of 17 techniques, tips, and videos, covers everything you need to know to sew durable and beautiful seams.

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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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Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

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Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable.

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