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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

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

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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Red Riding Hood in 2 days

Red Riding Hood in 2 days

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A few days before Halloween, I decided to be Red Riding Hood. I had everything I needed in my stash: bright red fabric for a hood (red poly poplin), white fabric for the skirt (white flannel for the...

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Princess Violet

Princess Violet

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Designed and Sewn by Rosemarie Baylor, October        "Princess Violet" is a girly, girl that loves sparkle and movement. I chose pattern M6897 Just Pretend Kids for my inspiration for the bodice...

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Halloween Bride

Halloween Bride

Designed and Stitched by Rosemarie Baylor October 2014   My niece has wanted a "wedding gown" from me for a while.  Halloween was the perfect opportunity for this.  My inspiration was from pattern...

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Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Created toddler/child's size 4 Queen of Hearts dress with standing collar, Black and Red Satin Coat with train and Satin Scepter

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For giggles....

For giggles....

The dog needed in on the action with her Queen of Hearts costume. Appliques.

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Holy costume party, Batman!

Holy costume party, Batman!

My version of the female Robin. I even made the epoxy rings. Hand drafted patterns.

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Zarina the Pirate Fairy

Zarina the Pirate Fairy

Drafted from a moulage (child costume only)

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Anna Coronation Gown (Frozen)

Anna Coronation Gown (Frozen)

I drafted the bodice from a moulage I drafted. My daughter is about a size 7. I embroidered the velvet (bodice) and taffeta (skirt).

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Steampunk Wonderland

Steampunk Wonderland

I drafted all of the patterns used in the costumes (peasant top, child's underbust corset from moulage, skirt and bustle, gun holster, child's headpiece with goggles and bow, adult overbust corset...

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