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Boho Linen Top/Dress in Green with accent cowl

Boho Linen Top/Dress in Green with accent cowl

Green loose fitting tunic top with contrasting cotton cowl neckline. Tunic can be worn with or without leggings or pants as a dress.

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spring button up sleeveless collared shirt

spring button up sleeveless collared shirt

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I made this shirt by copying and making a pattern from another shirt i had that i liked. its made from a light weight breathable fabric perfect for the hot spring days. i tryed a new techneqe on the...

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 FIT AND FLARE FLORAL DRESS

FIT AND FLARE FLORAL DRESS

This spring, floral prints and designs inspired me. When I saw the fabric with big teal, light blue and black flowers in white background I thought this is the best fabric for my spring dress. I...

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Reversible Easter & Birthday Dress

Reversible Easter & Birthday Dress

My daughter's birthday and Easter were one week apart this year, so I decided to make a reversible dress instead of two dresses. This way she would have a new dress for each occasion, but I only had...

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Spring maxi dress

Spring maxi dress

This dress was made using a pattern from Vogue's new spring/summer line. The pattern was very easy, with only 6 pattern pieces. I made a few modifications; raised the neckline, extended the length of...

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How to Refashion Your Pregnancy Pants

How to Refashion Your Pregnancy Pants

During my third pregnancy, I gained quite a lot of weight. After giving birth, it became clear to me that those extra pounds won't go down without a fight and that a significant amount of time would...

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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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