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Soft Shell Pink Dino Jacket

Soft Shell Pink Dino Jacket

Our Spring time gets rain, and more rain, requiring us to own rainproof lightweight jackets. This fun girl's jacket is from Ottobre Design 6/2016, #18 hoodie. I used waterproof soft shell for the...

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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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Vintage 1950s style Easter Dress

Vintage 1950s style Easter Dress

Easter is always a special time for me. I like to keep the age old traditions of a new dress and hats and gloves to wear to Easter services, and spend a lot of time sewing vintage inspired outfits...

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Spring Flowers Cotton Dress and Purse

Spring Flowers Cotton Dress and Purse

This adorable toddlers' dress, made in a size 3, is from Simplicity 2688. The fabric is 100% cotton, and a great weight for the design.  The skirt is gathered at the waist into the bodice, and the...

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Semiformal dresses

Semiformal dresses

I've designed this piece using diffterent pattern pieces. It was a pleaseure sewing and creating custom pieces for my family as well as others. The fabric used was 100% silk, chiffon and polyester...

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Sandras Creations

Sandra's Creations

This was a photograph i took off a tv commercial for deodorant,  it was promoting that it will not leave white marks on black.  I made this fully lined and the back is reversed so it is from all...

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Blue Floral Dress

Blue Floral Dress

I made this dress from a sheath dress pattern, Vogue 8963 (out of print ). I used a floral cotton and made a mock-up before committing to a design. I added godets to give it a little flair and also...

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Spring Time Fashion

Spring Time Fashion

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Spring time special ocassion dress had a blast making this dress hope you guys love it as much as i do!

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Not So Ordinary Hoodie

Not So Ordinary Hoodie

Several years ago, I purchased this green, lilac/pink, and cream jaquard fabric

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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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9 Zipper Installation Techniques

9 Zipper Installation Techniques

Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 9 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more.

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Kantha Cloth Backpack

Kantha Cloth Backpack

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I really like to carry a backpack so the weight of my bag is ballanced on both shoulders.  Most backpacks look like I'm ready for a hike!  I wanted a backpack with a bit of style to carry everyday...

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1930s Glamour Girl

1930s Glamour Girl

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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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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

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If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution.

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Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

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It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing.

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

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This zipper technique is useful in bag and garment applications. We also demonstrate something unique about nylon-coil zipper teeth: They work in either direction.

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Disguise a Zipper

Disguise a Zipper

A blind-hem stitch replaces traditional topstitching.

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How to Sew an Invisible Zipper in a Knit Garment

How to Sew an Invisible Zipper in a Knit Garment

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Stabilize, baste, and take your time sewing for a flat, ripple-free zipper installation.

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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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