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Tie-Dye Fleece Meets Velvet Coat

Tie-Dye Fleece Meets Velvet Coat

A world of choices allows the home sewer to make it her way--and that's the best reason of all to sew. Dianne M. Wojnarowski of Buffalo, New York, taught herself at age 11 to use the sewing machine...

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Leather Lacing Embellishs a Scarf

Leather Lacing Embellishs a Scarf

The scarf is 1/4 yard of wool/poly--soft and drapery--of 60" wide fabric.  A crosswise cut of 60" fabric is a good length for a man's scarf and economical.  Because of the houndstooth weave, a...

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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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CP3O Like Mini-Me

CP3O Like Mini-Me

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This costume started by using Simplicity 1766 as the base for my creation. I studied many pictures of C3PO and drew on pattern to create my own pattern pieces with quilting lines for this replica for...

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Tea Time for Two

Tea Time for Two

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The two costumes are The Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.  The designs were based off of Japanese animated show called Code Geass Nunnally in Wonderland. The costumes were sewn almost entirely by...

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Indian Chief

Indian Chief

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 This is my grandson Ryan. I made him this outfit from a vintage simplicity pattern that I found on the net. I made the outfit out of an ultra suede material with decorative bias tape and trim that...

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La Petite Mode Gowns in 1/3 Scale

La Petite Mode Gowns in 1/3 Scale

I recently began sewing a series of 1/3 scale models from my vintage patterns.  The models demonstrate how fabric garments made from the patterns will look.   I gleaned inspiration from Le...

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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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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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Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance

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My Halloween costume this year is an Italian Renaissance inspired hat and gown:  ·         Fabric The dress is made with two different fabrics.  The outer skirt, sleeves and bodice are...

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Little Red Witch

Little Red Witch

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We decided to be red witches so I gathered all the red / maroon materials I had and came up this this for my daughter.  The hat is homemade with wire to help shape it.  The dress is our design...

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Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe

Inspiration: My husband and I grew up in the 80's, and as kids our favorite cartoon characters were He-man and She-ra. Every year I like to do a group family costume, so when discussing what we...

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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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Giselle from Enchanted

Giselle from "Enchanted"

"Giselle" dress from the movie "Enchanted" made from 100% cotton print over satin linning. Trimmed with satin ribbon and gathered lace.

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Its a pirate matey.....

It's a pirate matey.....

A priate coat for a dapper young man. Black jacquard tone on tone. Trimmed with blue satin ribbon and gold venise trim. Fully lined with inside and outter pockets.

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Pirate costumes

Pirate costumes

Costumes for the Seattle Seafair Pirates. Made from heavy brocade fabric trimmed with ribbon, venise lace and embroidered trims. Shirts of crinkle cotton with lace cuffs. 

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60s Style

60s Style

Hello summer!  It's back to sewing!   I have finally been able to get back to a dress I've had on my project list since last year.  It's Simplicity 1609 - 60s retro/vintage, a-line.   I made...

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The Broadway Play Dress

The Broadway Play Dress

The Broadway Play Dress When I was presented with the opportunity to attend a Broadway play, my thoughts turned to my attire.  I wanted to wear something dressy, yet accommodating to the Spring...

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Jeans are from the Vogue pattern v2852. I moved the zipper to the front and added pockets in the front. also added a button tab to the front. Made with red denim with little stretch. Very...

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Spring Work

Spring Work

Envelope Dress Black and Cream Print Pink Trim Tailored Fit Zipper back Cap sleeve Cotton/lycra twill

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