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Carols Grapevine

Carol's Grapevine

This garment qualified Carol in the 2013 Hoffman Challenge Peacock Collection.  It is an original design that used gold thread and thousands of seed beads to attach the individual motifs.  The...

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McCall(s) Ensemble

McCall('s) Ensemble

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I sewed McCall's M5233 Kimono blouse in printed silk charmeuse and fully lined it in chocolate habotai.  I paired this top with my chocolate wool crepe McCall 5955 skirt, circa 1929 to compliment...

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The wizard of Oz

The wizard of Oz

These costumes were handmade, with the exception of a few odds and ends I purchased at the thrift store. 

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Lady Thanatos Du Mort - Mrs Death

Lady Thanatos Du Mort - Mrs Death

Halloween party costume.  Skirt Simplicity 2172. Bustle McCalls M6770. Corset McCalls 9769.

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Mermaid costume

Mermaid costume

My daughter wanted to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid this year.  I made the hair by knitting a stretchy hat and then weaving in strands of sparkly yarn.  The t-shirt was purchased, but I sewed...

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Hot Pink and Black Houndstooth Maxi Wrap Dress

Hot Pink and Black Houndstooth Maxi Wrap Dress

My DIY Maxi Wrap dress was made using Vogue pattern V8379.  I purchased the fabric for $7.99/yard with 4 yards.  I added 22" to the bottom hem of the dress pattern.  I maintained the fullness of...

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The Sweeping Rectangles Skirt

The Sweeping Rectangles Skirt

An easy skirt made from rectangles. You can find the tutorial here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2014/09/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html

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Upscale Army Green Jacket

Upscale Army Green Jacket

Army green jackets are everywhere this fall. I wanted to add one to my fall wardrobe but I needed something I could wear to work.  I found this army green twill at The Fabric Place Basement in...

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Colorblock Skirt With a Twist

Colorblock Skirt With a Twist

I altered a vintage pattern to make this skirt. Patchwork is sweet but I wanted to add some dege, thus the sheer lace panels. The skirt has an elastic waist so the sheer panels can be arranged to be...

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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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Flowers & Polka Dots

Flowers & Polka Dots

This dress just screams springtime. It is actually separates with a coordinating sash. This makes them perfect to wear with other things in your closet.  The top would be so cute with white jeans...

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Met ball

Met ball

Lace corset paired with window pane pencil skirt. Design inspired by Marie Antoinette era. 

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Promptness is Pink Skirt

Promptness is Pink Skirt

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  Smart skirt with cute corset waist detail. Zipper closure at back. Pattern used is the Lucinda by BeMyGoth. Available for download...

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Retro-Inspired Back-Tie Floral Striped Skirt

Retro-Inspired Back-Tie Floral Striped Skirt

This body con, tie back skirt was upcycled from 2 reclaimed tee shirts and custom cut to create the alternating wide stripes. The rough sewn applique was hand painted on a piece of muslin and...

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Hand Dyed Circle Mini Skirt

Hand Dyed Circle Mini Skirt

Hand dyed by me! (not tie dyed) Beautiful shades of blue linen, full seamless circle mini skirt.

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Circle Skirt No Seam Black and White Chevron

Circle Skirt No Seam Black and White Chevron

Custom made no seam circle mini in trendy black and white chevron. Since I was on a roll, I made another one with pink hem!

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Quick Tip: Create a Flattering Pencil Skirt

Quick Tip: Create a Flattering Pencil Skirt

Watch as fashion sewing blogger Sunni Standing shares a quick tip.

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Prestigious Peacock

Prestigious Peacock

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year and it's been a tradition of mine to make my costume every year. My inspiration for the Prestigious Peacock came from a Gucci jacket I saw in a magazine...

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Video: How to Drape a Skirt

Video: How to Drape a Skirt

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Threads Associate Editor Stephani Miller walks you through the basic principles of draping a skirt.

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How to Sew an Embellished Pencil Skirt

How to Sew an Embellished Pencil Skirt

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Watch as Threads Editor Sarah McFarland shows you how to transform a basic straight skirt pattern into a beautiful embellished skirt.

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