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6 October, 2013

4 October, 2013

  • 11:41 PM

    melissaormonde added the project called Sunset Stripes Dress

    I made this dress for the Fall for Cotton sewalong challenge. It’s a mash-up of Vintage Vogue 8789 and Sewaholic’s Cambie dress patterns. I modeled it after a vintage striped dress I saw online and…

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11 September, 2013

21 July, 2013

  • 08:58 PM

    melissaormonde added the project called Kitty Applique Tote Bag

    This is a little tote bag I made for my friend for her birthday. I made this little kitty applique for the front and lined it with some stripy fabric from a re-purposed sheet!

    More info here

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  • 08:32 PM

    melissaormonde added the project called A-Line Cowboy Pocket Skirt

    This is the skirt I made for the first round of Sew Mama Sew’s Super Online Sewing Match. The challenge was to draft and create your own A-line skirt for yourself. I chose to make mine out of this …

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24 June, 2013

  • 01:38 PM

    melissaormonde added the project called Sencha Blouse in Cream and Stripes

    I’m so excited to share my first Sencha blouse from Colette Patterns! I made this one up in a cream-colored synthetic silk-like fabric. I finished the top and the hem with stripy bias tape that I m…

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4 June, 2013

  • 12:30 AM

    melissaormonde added the project called Sunny Floral Dress

    I made this dress from a vintage sheet using a vintage pattern, Advance 9209. I made it in record time to wear on my trip to Disneyland last week (here I am posing by the Small World ride!). The pa…

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16 May, 2013

1 May, 2013

29 April, 2013

27 April, 2013

  • 09:54 PM

    melissaormonde added the project called Pink Laurel Dress

    Here’s the second Laurel dress I made for the Collete Patterns Laurel competition This one is made with a thick coral pink cotton fabric that has a kind of a basket-like or crepe-like weave. I made…

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26 April, 2013

  • 01:36 PM

    melissaormonde added the project called Blue and White Laurel Dress

    Here’s my submission for the Collette Patterns Laurel Contest. I made it in a blue and white cotton fabric which has a pattern woven in, sort of like a houndstooth. I added a faux peter-pan collar,…

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25 April, 2013

23 March, 2013

  • 08:54 PM

    melissaormonde added the project called Camera Applique Makeup Bag

    I’m designing some little makeup bags to sell at a local craft fair, and this is one of my designs. I love the look of vintage cameras! I made this bag from a thick denim twill, lined with cotton. …

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2 December, 2012

  • 01:33 AM

    melissaormonde added the project called Light Blue Sundress with Kente Cloth

    I made this dress a few summers ago with a light blue cotton broadcloth and some Ghanaian Kente cloth I picked up on my study abroad in Ghana back in 2007. I like the way it showcases the bright co…

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6 November, 2012

  • 04:15 AM

    melissaormonde added the project called 1950's Cowgirl Costume

    This a my Halloween costume I made a few years ago, it’s meant to evoke the cowgirl styles of the 1950s. I made the skirt and shirt myself and thrifted the hat, belt, and boots. The shirt pattern i…

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21 October, 2012

16 October, 2012

25 September, 2012

  • 05:04 AM

    melissaormonde added the project called Wave Print Anda Dress

    I made this dress a couple of years ago and it’s been one of my favorites- so simple yet so versatile! I actually made it in Tonga when I was in the Peace Corps there and I wore it all the time- it…

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17 September, 2012

8 September, 2012