Portfolio: Gift for my New Niece

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My sister was expecting a baby, so I made her a bunch of items. She was born a little early but I got all the items to my sister in time. Check out what I made (I blurred the baby’s name for privacy). Patterns used: Butterick 5798 (Diaper bag, changing pad, sling), McCall’s 6485 (Cat), Lovey Dovey Kitty, …

Portfolio: Agent P and Pinkie Pie

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Both costumes are made from a basic jumpsuit and modified to fit the character being made. I am not so sure I like the Pinkie Pie costume, but my daughter loves it. I really like the Agent P costume, it came out better than I expected. Perry the Platypus was made using McCall’s 4945. I made changes …

Portfolio: The Hello Kitty Backpack

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During my daughter’s first year in Kindergarten she went through 2 backpacks! We had ripping and broken zippers. I have gotten so fed up with the kid backpacks I decided to make one. My daughter wanted a Hello Kitty backpack, but of course there is no Hello Kitty fabric for making backpacks. Instead I used pink …

Portfolio: Wedding Dress

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Creating a custom wedding dress can be challenging. I started with sketching out ideas based on what looked good on the bride when we tried on dress at the store. Then I took detailed measurements and made a moulage. I was then able to create a pattern from the moulage which was made in cheap …