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Modular Chiffon Coat

Modular Chiffon Coat

This modular coat was based on Kayla Kennington's Paris Evening Coat pattern. The body of the coat is made with a watery effect chiffon fabric then individually lined with aqua chiffon. I chose to...

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RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

The design is the Madelaine raglan sleeve shirt with beautiful lace on the lower sleeves that is extra long so it can be scrunched around the wrist. The shirt features a tantalizing applique of your...

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Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride

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Using Marfy 2137 I made this stunning mother of the bride dress. The fashion fabric was a fuchsia silk jacquard with silk organza underlining, and a china silk lining. I used china silk because it is...

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Ombre Satin Prom Dress with Rhinestones

Ombre Satin Prom Dress with Rhinestones

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This is a dress I made for my daughter's prom.  She liked the reference to the 1940's pinup style. The heavy ombre dutchess satin fabric gave the the mermaid train just the right amount of body and...

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Cheering for the home team

Cheering for the home team

My niece wanted to be a cheerleader for Halloween and asked me to make her a costume.  Well, my other niece said being a cheerleader for Halloween was ordinary.  I went out of my way to make sure...

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Future *tart*an

Future *tart*an

I will be creating a line of dresses, skirts, blouses, and jackets over the next few weeks, mixing plaid with lace and jackets made of wool for shell and silk lining. 

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Slip Simplicity

Slip Simplicity

This is the slip that goes under the christening gown, "The Anglican". Made of white Imperial Batiste, the front view of the slip has hand sewn baby pink bullion roses in the center and two baby pink...

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Bishop Dress with Angel sleeves in pink Swiss Batiste

Bishop Dress with Angel sleeves in pink Swiss Batiste

Basic Bishop style pattern, using Pink Swiss Batiste, French seams, Hand Smocking, hand sewn Swarovski pearls, and delicate French baby lace on Angel sleeves, with a basic hem at the bottom of the...

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Bishop Dress with Angel Sleeves in Periwinkle Blue Gingham

Bishop Dress with Angel Sleeves in Periwinkle Blue Gingham

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This dress is constructed from a basic Bishop style pattern. A 100 % Cotton Periwinkle Blue Gingham fabric, was used.  100 % Cotton French Lace adorns the Angel sleeves.  French seams are used in...

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Vera Wang Inspired Dress

Vera Wang Inspired Dress

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When my son got married, his fiancée told her bridesmaids they could pick their own dress styles. My daughter found a gray strapless Vera Wang wedding dress that she really liked, and asked if I...

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Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

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My daughter casually dropped a picture from Marie Claire Magazine on my desk and said, "You could make me one of these if you get bored."  We discussed potential changes and I filed it away until I...

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summer flapper dress

summer flapper dress

this dress is my own design the woman in the picture is me

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Peplum & Ruffled Top

Peplum & Ruffled Top

I used the Simplicity 1699 as my base pattern but I altered it by lowering the neckline, making a ruffled pattern for the neckline, changing the sleeves, adding volume to the peplum (6x the volume...

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Book Giveaway: A Collection of Sewing Books for Kids

Book Giveaway: A Collection of Sewing Books for Kids

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You could win these fun sewing books for kids!

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Tank Top Remake

Tank Top Remake

This light-weight vest, or cover-up was fashioned from a flared bottom tank top that was once attached to a blouse. The shoulder seams had to be cut in order to remove it, and I was afraid that...

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Whats Your Sewing Storage Solution?

What's Your Sewing Storage Solution?

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Read tips from real sewers, and share your own!

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Steampunk Assassin- Aila Nightwalker

Steampunk Assassin- Aila Nightwalker

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The dress portion was hand dyed and sewn by me. It is historically accurate to the victorian era. There is a bustle also in the back. The costume (including jewelry and hat) is handmade and dyed by...

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Catwoman & The Penguin Costumes

Catwoman & The Penguin Costumes

My daughter wanted to be Catwoman, but not just any Catwoman...Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman. Do you know how hard it is to find an out of print Butterick pattern 6378? Very hard! I actually found one...

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Wall of Threads

Wall of Threads

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here's my usage of a honey-comb plastic desk organizer.. Hope you find it helful and beautiful as well :)   By Laila Alabdulkareem (Kuwait)

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Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

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This pretty yet sturdy hat was made with the outdoors in mind. Outdoor home decor/utility fabric and sew in interfacing were key to construction. The fabric was chosen for its floral...

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