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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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Linen Jacket

Linen Jacket

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I made this unlined linen jacket using New Look 6035 pattern. I made the interior seams, including the sleeve seams, with a Hong Kong finish. I used leftover scraps of printed silk from a dress I...

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Spring Cardigan Jacket

Spring Cardigan Jacket

I love black and white for spring and was inspired by the catalog photos for this knit cardigan jacket, Vogue pattern #8819. Unfortunately the pattern did not come with any instruction for matching...

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Jeans are from the Vogue pattern v2852. I moved the zipper to the front and added pockets in the front. also added a button tab to the front. Made with red denim with little stretch. Very...

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Promptness is Pink Skirt

Promptness is Pink Skirt

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  Smart skirt with cute corset waist detail. Zipper closure at back. Pattern used is the Lucinda by BeMyGoth. Available for download...

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Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

I am developing my own designs (although there's nothing new under the sun) for a tote. I have created about 4-5 iterations so far.  Each time, I take copious notes and stop at the point I am ready...

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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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Asymmetrical Draped Dress

Asymmetrical Draped Dress

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Dress made out of upholstry fabric and a light ficture

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Silk Georgette Tunic Blouse

Silk Georgette Tunic Blouse

I made this silk georgette top from Butterick 5997 pattern. The brown, black and tan abstract printed silk is from designer Nanette Lepore. The top pattern has tiny pintucks from the shoulder to the...

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MyEQUSS collection

MyEQUSS collection

An Equestrian collection inspired on a famous Polish painter, has been presented in several fashion shows in NYC.  

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Faux leather double peplum jacket

Faux leather double peplum jacket

Good afternoon this is and altered pattern M6896 inspired by mimig double peplum mini tutorial it does have double peplum front separating zipper it is lined faux leather 

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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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Couture Wedding Gown

Couture Wedding Gown

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I had the honor of making my niece's wedding gown. I have sewn most everything but never a wedding dress, or a strapless dress with corset. I knew the fitting and the dress had to be perfectI...

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Edwardian Tea Gown Costume

Edwardian Tea Gown Costume

HI, I made this Edwardian Tea Gown with the help of my sewing teacher for Canberra's Centenary. Canberra, the capital city of Australia turned 100 last year and it was my pleasure to spend at least...

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Silk Charmeuse Luxe Bow Blouse

Silk Charmeuse Luxe Bow Blouse

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I made this silk charmeuse floppy bow blouse with French seams throughout and with antique glass buttons. 

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McQueen Modified

McQueen Modified

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A design by Alexander McQueen, which appeared in the exhibit of his work and book Savage Beauty, was the starting point for this bodice. I plan to wear this for New Year's Eve with skinny black satin...

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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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