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Leafy Jacket

Leafy Jacket

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This cap-sleeved jacket was inspired by Threads article Artistry by the Strip; the article appeared in the Feb/Mar 2012 issue. The Butterick pattern number is 5214 and is a Retro pattern from 1947...

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Summer Halter Dress

Summer Halter Dress

I drafted pieces off a 1935 Beyer's Modenblatt sheet and added seam alowances to create this halter dress. I went for a fabric as close to the print illustrated in the original.  In this case, a...

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1930s Glamour Girl

1930s Glamour Girl

Folkwear Glamour Girl with modified midriff (rather than a tie, I made four button loops and added rhinestone buttons), made in jacquard tencel; addeded silk habatoi lining in similar color. Silk...

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Chic in Wool!

Chic in Wool!

I created this three-piece ensemble for my 20116 Arizona Make it with Wool submision in a spirit I call 'Springtime in Prescott'! I drafted the kimono bouse and wrap skirt from 1940's vintage...

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Project Runway Junior: Episode 3, Teamwork is hard!

Project Runway Junior: Episode 3, "Teamwork is hard!"

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Simplicity patterns are featured in the season's first team challenge.

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Retro Riddler

Retro Riddler

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I found McCall's Pattern 7184 and was instantly inspired to create a female, retro look inspired by the iconic comic book villain, The Riddler. Opting for the graphic quality of solid colors, I...

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Victorian Capelets

Victorian Capelets

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I recreate capelets from the Victorian era. They're small pieces of art, and allow me to use up smaller pieces of wonderful fabrics and antique trims.

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Vintage tween

Vintage tween

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I made this for my 11 year old daughter who loves vintage clothes. I used a pattern from the 50's and found this gorgeous border print cotton quilting fabric. I used bias tape to create a little...

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1950s Inspired Evening Dress

1950's Inspired Evening Dress

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This is an upcycled dress made from an Indian Bridal Outfit and Scarf. The dress is inspired by the 1950's evening wear style, and is made from silk dupioni and plain silk. It has a fitted bodice...

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Wool Jacquard Coat Laces up the Back!

Wool Jacquard Coat Laces up the Back!

This is the wool jacquard coat from a late-1930's Vogue pattern I created as part of my 2014 Make-it-with-Wool ensemble.  My inspiration was the Arizona night sky which displays deep opulent tones...

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Sheer Wool Dress

Sheer Wool Dress

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This is a 1937 cocktail dress originally from Vogue.  I opted for the short sleeve version with the full scarf which is in one with the bodice front.  The ends of the scarf tie in Ascot manner at...

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Big Red Witch

Big Red Witch

I made my daughter and myself Red Witch Costumes.  I gathered all the red/maroon materials I had and designed and sewed our costumes.  It's fully lined and the skirt has several layers as well as...

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Maori Pirates

Maori Pirates

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This is my Samoan Warrior and I dressed up as Maori Pirates.  My husband wanted to add some Polynesian flare to celebrate his culture, and of course I obliged.  The piupiu skirt you can see in...

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The New Look Suit

The New Look Suit

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A very, very long project has reached its end, and last week my suit and I walked the streets of Paris. My inspiration is the 1950's, Christian Dior and the New Look.  The suit is in black wool...

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Sam Spade - The Maltese Falcon

Sam Spade - The Maltese Falcon

A big fan of The Maltese Falcon - I decided to make my little man's costume to suit. This suave little 1940's detective was costumed using Peek-a-Boo's Little Gentleman's range. I added a second row...

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Calico & Lace

Calico & Lace

This fun and cool dress was inspired by one my daughter saw in a magazine. It is my own very simple shirtdress design without any collar. I found a very soft and modern calico print while visiting...

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Jacket created from 100 year old Uzbekistan Mans robe

Jacket created from 100 year old Uzbekistan Man's robe

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This jacket was created from a man's Shohi ikat robe from Uzbekistan, made in the early 1900s. The robe was purchased from the collection of Susan Meller, (Silk and Cotton, Textiles from the Central...

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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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Vintage Patches

Vintage Patches

I aquired a truck load of vintage 50's fabric and decided to put many of the black ones together to  create a coat for me. I loosely followed a pattern. I never was real good at following...

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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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