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Agnes Unicorn Princess - Despicable Me 2

Agnes Unicorn Princess - Despicable Me 2

Unicorn Princess Agnes from Despicable Me 2    Inspiration: Agnes is my favorite character from the Despicable Me movies. And when I saw her in this costume the first time I saw the second movie, I...

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Pirate costumes

Pirate costumes

Costumes for the Seattle Seafair Pirates. Made from heavy brocade fabric trimmed with ribbon, venise lace and embroidered trims. Shirts of crinkle cotton with lace cuffs. 

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Misses knit top

Misses knit top

This top was not as fitted as I like so I took measurements from a top I had purchased and took in the sides accordingly. The neckline was also larger than I would want for fall so I will make it...

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McCalls M6996

McCall's M6996

This is an easy pattern and fit me perfectly!  I made it from a very light weight sweater fabric purchased from Field's Fabrics.  I used a sheer ribbon for reinforcement on any seams I didn't want...

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Grey Top with Solid and Silver Lace Fabric

Grey Top with Solid and Silver Lace Fabric

I was given this fabric and I loved the stretch and variated grey color. Perfect for an office blouse. The back has lace over a different grey fabric since I ran short. The edging of the lace was cut...

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Bata de Cola by Barbara Blumenfeld

"Bata de Cola" by Barbara Blumenfeld

My daughter is a professional flamenco dancer in NYC and over the years I have made some costumes for her, but this is the first time I attempted a "bata de cola" – a dress with a train.  Because...

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FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

I derive immense gratification out of creating beautiful work with my hands. All garments were constructed by me. The camo jacket, and denim pants were made from patterns. The special occaion dress...

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Q&A: Dual Feed Versus Walking Foot

Q&A: Dual Feed Versus Walking Foot

The merits of using a dual feed versus using a walking foot when topstitching velveteen are explained.

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Warm Cossack Hat for Cold Times

Warm Cossack Hat for Cold Times

Imagine the sourthern hemisphere is in full flight with snow falling on the mountains only 50 minutes away. Yet, you have to get on publich transport, dash from the bus stop to the office building...

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My Honey Bliss Clothing Handmade Designs

My Honey Bliss Clothing Handmade Designs

One of my handmade creations for my Honey Bliss Clothing Etsy shop! A heart cut out, ice cream print dress in a size XS/S.

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Machine Embroidered Quilted Jacket

Machine Embroidered Quilted Jacket

The jacket was created using the "Tabula Rasa" Pattern from Fit For Art Patterns. The embroidery software pattern is the "Feathered Star" from Hoopsisters.  I had made the quilt earlier and being a...

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1950s Inspired 2 Piece Dress

1950s Inspired 2 Piece Dress

I altered 2 vintage patterns to make this skirt and top. The skirt is an elastic waist 3/4 circle skirt with extra large patch pockets. The top has a separating side zipper. I'm showing it with and...

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2 Prom Dresses

2 Prom Dresses

I have twins girls and made a prom dresses for each.  They both have very different tastes; the two piece black dress ismade from black RPL with an embellished bodice.  The blue dress is made from...

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Kids Planket Tutorial

Kids Planket Tutorial

I haven't made this yet, but I found this cute tutorial that I plan to make for my neices! It seems pretty easy. 

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Readers Closet

Reader's Closet

My granddaughter, age 12, designed and sewed this sundress for a trip to Paris.  I modified the Burda pattern # 9697, and helped her with the instructions, but she did all of the sewing on a Singer...

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My Summer Love

My Summer Love

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  I sewed this dress using a vintage Donna Karan pattern. It is made out of quality linen fabric. I love linen in the spring and summer. I actually did not have enough natural color linen so I...

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Colorful Spring Pants!!

Colorful Spring Pants!!

I used a very bright springy pattern that reminded me of spring. For the construction of the pant I used a wide leg pants pattern(more info below.) In addition to the pattern I added a ruffle for...

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Spring Is Here !!

Spring Is Here !!

For this Spring look, I used vintage Simplicity pattern #4360.  It has a reversible jacket and a simple, chic spring dress.  Fabric used is a yellow/white daisy pattern, light weight denim.  The...

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Summer Roses

Summer Roses

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This dress was created using the following: Pattern: New Look A6243 Material Used: Simply Silky Prints - Roses (Rayon), Utility Cargo Netting,   Black Rose - Faille Notions: Incredible Shrinking...

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Vera Wang inspired spring-time wedding dress

Vera Wang inspired spring-time wedding dress

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I made my wedding dress! I'm getting married May 31st (less than 2 weeks away!) and for our spring wedding I wanted a wedding dress, soft & flowy and beautiful. I found my dream dress, the Hayley by...

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