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Perfect for Summer!

Perfect for Summer!

This summer top was made from Joann's cotton bumble bee fabric. I used New Look pattern # 6243, view "C" which was intended to be a dress. Rather than inserting a back zipper, I opted to insert the...

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Fiesta of Colors

Fiesta of Colors

   This top and skirt ensemble was a joy to make. I enjoyed watching it take form and was pleased with the way it turned out. This is perfect for spring and summer, either to wear together or with...

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From Grammas wedding dress

From Gramma's wedding dress

The base pattern is McCall's M5793.  Lace was added to the bodice. and the sleeves were extended to the length of the lace.  Organza was purchased for the full gathered skirt.  A thin satin ribbon...

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Jo-ann Stores Inspiration

Jo-ann Stores Inspiration

Usually I shop for fabric first, then buy or design my own pattern. This pattern called for knit material for the jacket, but instead I used a cotton woven solid blue that enhanced the pattern in the...

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Original Reversible Universal Apron

Original Reversible Universal Apron

I designed this over sized cotton polyester, apron for ease and better coverage for doing my crafts, gardening and cooking. The reversible pull over apron has contrasted bias tape on the shoulder...

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Machine Sewn Garments

Machine Sewn Garments

This cotton dress was a vintage look when boarders were popular. I used pearlized snaps for the front closure. The 2 chest pockets were accented with lace as well as the hem. The shoulders were...

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spring dresses

spring dresses

Princess seam dress has a back keyhole design. The silk (pink) dress uses smocking, rouching on the bodice with a handkerchief skirt. 

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Cool Spring Top!

Cool Spring Top!

The start of my spring/summer wardrobe.

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Culotte Jumper - Frankenpattern

Culotte Jumper - Frankenpattern

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Vogue 9075 has been making the rounds in the sewing community lately because culottes have come back around on the style circle of life. I admit, I wasn't a huge fan of this pattern and I really...

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Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made

Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made

Watch this animation to learn how a sewing machine lockstitch is made.

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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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Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom horse show jacket. A variety of leathers, and Swarovski crystals make all of my designs stand out.

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3-Silks Keyhole Bridesmaid Dresses

3-Silks Keyhole Bridesmaid Dresses

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Each of my daughter's brides maids were asked to sketch up a dress they would like to wear, and after a couple of design revisions, it was pretty clear they were each happy with very similar dresses...

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Golden Ombre Transforming Wedding Gown

Golden Ombre Transforming Wedding Gown

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My daughter was agonizing over her wedding dress design: did she want the long train ball gown of her fantasy or a short swing dance dress so she and her new husband could dance the night away? My...

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Wedding Smoking Jacket

Wedding Smoking Jacket

A classmate of mine from Savannah College of Art and Design invited me to her wedding in San Diego so ofcourse I had to make something to wear. Her colors scheme was greys, nudes and blushes so I...

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Silk Charmeuse Pleated Blouse

Silk Charmeuse Pleated Blouse

I made this blouse from Simplicity 1315 pattern in a lovely sapphire blue silk charmeuse.

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Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

I recently made this silk wool and silk charmeuse dress using Burdastyle's #157 05/2011 dress pattern. I used champagne silk wool for the top (right) crossover piece and back pieces. And I used...

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17  Ways of Getting the Most Out of Your Sewing Machine

17 Ways of Getting the Most Out of Your Sewing Machine

This slideshow compiles many useful pieces of advice for operating a sewing machine.

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Minion Halloween 2014

Minion Halloween 2014

This costunme has 3 layers to it. The inner most layer keeps the head in position on the child. The structure to keep the top rounded is in the second layer. The outer layer is the decoration and...

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My Special Elsa, Granddaughter Hailee

My Special "Elsa", Granddaughter Hailee

Our beautiful Granddaughter Hailee.  She came into our family from foster care and is the delight of our lives.  She adds love and true understanding of children at risk to our hearts.  

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