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Elastic Waist Pants

Introduction These are some of my favorite pants to wear and make. They’re from a Simplicity pattern and have an elastic waist so no zippers or waistbands to fuss with.

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A special dress made of scrap fabrics on hand

Go There Now When you need a special dress, and there isn't one in the house — even in your big sisters' hand-me-downs, then look through the fabric leftovers and Make One! Teal satiny material, dark blue/purple fabric made into trim.  A button on the back and armholes faced with fabric matching the dress itself. …

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Caplet, Stitch Magazine, Fall 2013

This was a great pattern for a first-time clothing sewist. The pattern was well-written and easy to understand. Because I used a re-purposed embossed bed cover, which was thicker than the suggested material, I finished the bottom using double fold bias tape.

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Patriotic Tote Bag Design 2 of a series

This tote's foundation fabric is felted recycled plastic bottles.  It is part of a series of totes I am designing in groups of 5 at this time.  I doubled the foundation fabric for sturdiness and the base is a vinyl that blends beautifully with the neutral colors.  The pocket is a cotton with words such…

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Refashioned blouse

I refashioned and old, much loved shirt from JCrew to an Anthropologie inspired, girly blouse which is loved even more! The process is posted on my blog. Samina