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Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

Toasting the New Year: Champagne Silk Wool & Silk Charmeuse Dress

I recently made this silk wool and silk charmeuse dress using Burdastyle's #157 05/2011 dress pattern. I used champagne silk wool for the top (right) crossover piece and back pieces. And I used...

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Minion Halloween 2014

Minion Halloween 2014

This costunme has 3 layers to it. The inner most layer keeps the head in position on the child. The structure to keep the top rounded is in the second layer. The outer layer is the decoration and...

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Princess Violet

Princess Violet

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Designed and Sewn by Rosemarie Baylor, October        "Princess Violet" is a girly, girl that loves sparkle and movement. I chose pattern M6897 Just Pretend Kids for my inspiration for the bodice...

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Halloween Bride

Halloween Bride

Designed and Stitched by Rosemarie Baylor October 2014   My niece has wanted a "wedding gown" from me for a while.  Halloween was the perfect opportunity for this.  My inspiration was from pattern...

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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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Sheath Dress

Sheath Dress

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I made this dress using the Sew a Sheath Dress from Threads Jan 2014 magazine. I put in the zipper using Zipper by Machine from Threads March 2014 and I altered the neckline using Reshaping A...

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Flower Girl Dresses

Flower Girl Dresses

I designed these two flowergirl dresses to the bride's (my cousin's) specifications for an end of August wedding. The empire bodice is gathered dupioni and the circle skirt is five layers of tulle...

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Silver Sheath

Silver Sheath

This is for a wedding that I will be attending in the Northeast in September.  I chose to use the wrong side of a navy denim as the cross threads gave it a wonderful dressy silver appearance. I...

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FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

I derive immense gratification out of creating beautiful work with my hands. All garments were constructed by me. The camo jacket, and denim pants were made from patterns. The special occaion dress...

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A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

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Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments.

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Sew an Unexposed Zipper

Sew an Unexposed Zipper

This couture technique makes a regular zipper appear stitchless.

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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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2 Prom Dresses

2 Prom Dresses

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I have twins girls and made a prom dresses for each.  They both have very different tastes; the two piece black dress ismade from black RPL with an embellished bodice.  The blue dress is made from...

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Linen dress using couture method

Linen dress using couture method

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I've loved constructing this dress.  The zipper is a dream and I created my own technique with the stick on ruler tape.  This let me measure exactly 1/4 inch from the edge and each stitch is 14...

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8 Zipper Installation Techniques

8 Zipper Installation Techniques

Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 8 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more.

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My Summer Love

My Summer Love

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  I sewed this dress using a vintage Donna Karan pattern. It is made out of quality linen fabric. I love linen in the spring and summer. I actually did not have enough natural color linen so I...

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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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Vera Wang inspired spring-time wedding dress

Vera Wang inspired spring-time wedding dress

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I made my wedding dress! I'm getting married May 31st (less than 2 weeks away!) and for our spring wedding I wanted a wedding dress, soft & flowy and beautiful. I found my dream dress, the Hayley by...

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Moto Jacket

Moto Jacket

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I wanted to make a moto jacket for the cooler spring days/evenings, and was inspired to make one because I'm seeing them everywhere but didn't like the prices. Also, I didn't want leather or denim...

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Charming Cleo: A Shining Star

Charming Cleo: A "Shining" Star

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Style takes time to develop. What I've learned over the years is that less is more (in most cases, anyway). The same can be said for good design. Oftentimes, we're overwhelmed with options--to the...

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