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Steampunk Girl Robin Hood

Steampunk Girl Robin Hood

So when I started this project I started with a drawing. It was an idea what I wanted it to look like in the end. I am a refashionista I like to refashion and change things so this project was...

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Linen Corset, c.1790

Linen Corset, c.1790

Hand sewn linen corset, c.1790, pattern from Jill Salen's Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques. Construction: 25 hours of hand sewing & ranting! Outer layer: 100% linen Lining: 100...

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Corded Corset, c.1890

Corded Corset, c.1890

Corded corset, c.1890, pattern from Jill Salen's Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques. Construction: 48 hours of back breaking love, some rantings, 5 mock ups for fitting, and a bloody...

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Embroidered Yuki costume

Embroidered Yuki costume

This was the most intense embroidery project I have ever taken on.  It took hours to do since I had to move and realign the hoop with each part of the scallop type design as well as the belt. The...

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Sewing Room Wall Quilt from Anita Goodesign

Sewing Room Wall Quilt from Anita Goodesign

This is a pattern from the Anita Goodesign Sewing Room patterns.  I took the class and decided to make the wall quilt.  Some of the blocks are printed fabric with embroidery added and some blocks...

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Southern Belles

Southern Belles

I have 4 daughters and I love making costumes for them each year.  This year they chose to be Southern Belles. These costumes were so much fun to make. I used a McCall pattern for the dress and...

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How to Make a Cowl Scarf

How to Make a Cowl Scarf

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This easy-to-sew, bias-cut scarf always drapes beautifully.

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Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

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These sewing contests are fun, inspiring, and guaranteed to improve your skills.

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summer brazi dress

summer brazi dress

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This beautiful pattern is the Brazi knee-length dress from designer, Stitch Upon a Time. The top is fully supportive and the skirt flows nicely. An easy sew, this dress is a staple item in your...

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Buttoned Chiffon Blouse with Added Fullness and Flared Sleeves

Buttoned Chiffon Blouse with Added Fullness and Flared Sleeves

Designed myself.Chiffon with silk thread.  Fullness added in front and in flared sleeves.  Hong Kong finish.   Inspired to be airy, flowery, earthy    

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21 Days 21 Dresses: The Sewing Project by Melissa Caringer

21 Days 21 Dresses: The Sewing Project by Melissa Caringer

Winter in Milwaukee is lonnnnng. Here's one way to deal. From Feb. 14 to Mar. 6, 2015, I'm sewing 21 dresses in 21 days and blogging about it here: http://21days21dresses.tumblr.com/ Here are the...

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Susan Khalje Launches Online Video Classes

Susan Khalje Launches Online Video Classes

Susan Khalje Couture Videos are designed for a range of skill levels and cover a variety of couture sewing techniques and garment types.

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Boat-Neck Dress & Jacket Ensemble

Boat-Neck Dress & Jacket Ensemble

This dress and jacket ensemble was created for one of my client's attending her son's wedding. The dress is constructed from silk crepe de chine and the accompanying jacket from silk Dupioni and lace.

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Maori Pirates

Maori Pirates

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This is my Samoan Warrior and I dressed up as Maori Pirates.  My husband wanted to add some Polynesian flare to celebrate his culture, and of course I obliged.  The piupiu skirt you can see in...

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Nature Fairy costume

Nature Fairy costume

My costume is a Nature Fairy costume, complete with wings. I made the pattern myself. The basic silhoutte was based on a dress I had that I loved but had outgrown. I traced the front and back, and...

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Game of Thrones costume

Game of Thrones costume

I decided to make Cersei Lannister's red dress as a cosplay costume, and started with Simplicity 1487. The main part of the dress is made of medium weight, closely woven red linen. The side panels...

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Max from the Wild Things

Max from the Wild Things

I wanted to make a classic costume, one that would be a favorite for dress up and play. Where the Wild things are is a favorite book for us, and Max's wolf costume seemed like a perfect fit for...

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A-Line Umbrella Dress

A-Line Umbrella Dress

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I have done color blocking in  this A-Line Umbrella dress in the yoke, in the circular bottom and in the cuffs. I chose gray yoke to make more attractive, since the yellow fabric has gray prints on...

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Orchestral Concert Dress

Orchestral Concert Dress

This is a full length concert dress made for my college aged daughter. Vogue pattern V8787 was used as a base with custom modifications. The flower trim design was specially created and hand...

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Flared and Fitted dress with princess seam

Flared and Fitted dress with princess seam

It's fitted and flared dress with princess seam. Wearing with a shrug and scarf can make it ideal for fall weather. The flares in the dress make me fall in love with this dress. I have given contrast...

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