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Attach Sleeves with a Pearl and Chiffon Embellishment

Attach Sleeves with a Pearl and Chiffon Embellishment

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Learn how to replace an armscye seam with a hand-sewn pearl-and-chiffon-braid insertion.

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My Lovely Linen Jacket

My Lovely Linen Jacket

Inspired by a RTW jacket, I modified Butterick 6056 to create my Lovely Linen Jacket. I used Robert Kaurman Essex Linen/Cotton blend, raised the neck a bit and subbed a separating Coats zipper for...

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Maile Butterfly Dress

"Maile Butterfly" Dress

The "Maile Butterfly" Dress was inspired by visions of a "Secret Garden" just like Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote about. I imagined my secret garden to be filled with tulips and butterflies fluttering...

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Military Style Spring Jacket

Military Style Spring Jacket

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Butterick 5927, view D was my starting point. This basic double breasted pattern is very simple and lends itself to achieving the military look I was after. The cotton duck exterior fabric was very...

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Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted Cuff

Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted Cuff

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See Angela Wolf's pattern change for the SewStylish 1467 jacket

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Silk Organza Dress

Silk Organza Dress

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I was inspired by a vintage house dress I purchased at a thrift store.  I copied the vintage dress to create my own pattern.  I was given an antique, silk kimono as a gift.  It pained me to cut...

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Blonde Snow White

Blonde Snow White

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I made this using only fabric scraps I had saved over the years. It paid off. Found this Simplicity 5402 pattern years ago at a Value Village for a dollar :). I didn't have any children at that...

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Living Dolls

Living Dolls

My girls wanted to be dolls for Halloween this year and we found Simplicity 1300 that looked like it would be perfect. Using patters is always a challenge with fitting my daughters because their bust...

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Steampunk Snow White

Steampunk Snow White

Partner and I were invited to a Steampunk-themed Halloween/Costume party this year. I dressed as a Steampunk version of Snow White and he dressed as a Steampunk Mad Scientist. This was a great...

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Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

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Pattern designer Andrea Schewe demonstrates three ways to modify sleeves for better mobility. She walks you through the pattern work and shows you exactly how to achieve your desired results.

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1938 Silk Matelasse Blouse

1938 Silk Matelasse Blouse

I cut this blouse from an original vintage McCall pattern (9063) dating to 1938. I lined the blouse to give it some stability and I faced the sleeve cuffs and inside of the lower section inerfaced...

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Tucked Cotton Bobbinet Blouse

'Tucked' Cotton Bobbinet Blouse

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This is a blouse I created using cotton bobbinet from an original 1935 vintage Vogue pattern. The blouse is fitted with a series of horizontal pin tucks in groups across the front and back and...

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Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

This costume was made in roughly 3 weeks. Corset jacket: The corset jacket was entirely hand drafted. It was made from the same linen look material as the floating sleeves. The corset has spiral...

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How to Draft a Two-Piece Jacket Sleeve From a One-Piece Pattern

How to Draft a Two-Piece Jacket Sleeve From a One-Piece Pattern

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Find out how to convert a one-piece sleeve pattern into a two-piece jacket sleeve in this Web Extra from Threads #182.

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How to Add a Sleeve Vent on a Lined Sleeve

How to Add a Sleeve Vent on a Lined Sleeve

Create a functional opening on a lined sleeve.

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The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 2

The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 2

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Now that we have the pattern pieces for the loden coat sleeve, it's time to construct it.

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The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 1

The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 1

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This shoulder detail on the loden coat has always intrigued me, so I decided to figure out how to create it.

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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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Wedding Smoking Jacket

Wedding Smoking Jacket

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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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Embroidered Elegance from India

Embroidered Elegance from India

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This gorgeous embroidered silk was purchased on a trip to India.  The color just screams 'holiday' to me, so I just had to make this for our company Holiday Dinner. I drafted the pattern from my...

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