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Maori Pirates

Maori Pirates

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

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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Calico & Lace

Calico & Lace

This fun and cool dress was inspired by one my daughter saw in a magazine. It is my own very simple shirtdress design without any collar. I found a very soft and modern calico print while visiting...

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Fashion Exhibition at the Western Reserve Historical Society

Fashion Exhibition at the Western Reserve Historical Society

Hurry to the fabulous fashion exhibition, "Dior & More," closing May 24.

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Charming Cleo: A Shining Star

Charming Cleo: A "Shining" Star

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Style takes time to develop. What I've learned over the years is that less is more (in most cases, anyway). The same can be said for good design. Oftentimes, we're overwhelmed with options--to the...

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A Celtic Wedding

A Celtic Wedding

My middle son and his fiancé are getting married this month and are having a Celtic wedding. My middle son is wearing a plaid kilt with his fiances family colors, and the groomsmen are all wearing...

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Couture Dress based on V2888

Couture Dress based on V2888

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This Vogue Pattern V2888 is one of my first patterns I have purchased. I love the simplisity of the dress pattern. It is classic cut - timeless. It is made of Linton Tweed in blue shades, it is...

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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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SEWING & DESIGN

SEWING & DESIGN

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All hats, suits, dress, shoe ornaments made by me. 

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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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Pink and black velvet jacket

Pink and black velvet jacket

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This is a jacket I made for my daughter. She liked the last jacket I made (queen of hearts jacket) and so she wanted one like it but in a different color. She lives away and we are the same size...

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Queen of hearts jacket for February

Queen of hearts jacket for February

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I decided to design and illustrate my jacket and then try to replicate my illustration. I think I did alright for my first attempt. I wish I had used a different fabric but none the less I love my...

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Listen to Thread Cult

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Elegant January Coat

Elegant January Coat

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This is a coat I designed myself. I wanted it to be a bit victorianish/medievalish. The fabric I used were left over from other projects and an old sweater. Loved making it!! Sorry but I forgot to...

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Knitted Boucle Handbag

Knitted Boucle Handbag

I knitted this handbag (purse) using #15 needles and one skein of my favorite heavy Boucle yarn. The pattern is my own - a wide rectangle with the two ends meeting at the top for the opening of the...

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