People who know how to sew are never limited to their wardrobe. Or the shelves in a store. Their hands can do miracles — they can make clothes themselves.

There's a subreddit called r/Sewing, and it's the place where these skilled craftsmen show off their work. We're talking intricate wedding dresses, umbrella coats, and much, much more! There's plenty of surprises on this 372,000 member-strong sub.

"This is a community specifically for sewing including, but not limited to: machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, hand sewing, tapestry, patchwork, and help/suggestion threads," they say in their 'About' section.

We at Bored Panda have handpicked some of the masterpieces these sewers have created, so continue scrolling and who knows, maybe the photos will inspire you to pick up a spool of thread yourself. Enjoy!

#1

I Did It, I Made A Coat! (McCalls 6800, View D With B's Hem)

I Did It, I Made A Coat! (McCalls 6800, View D With B's Hem)

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MoMo
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks fabulous!

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#2

Been Sewing Shirts And Matching Ties For My 5 Cats. It’s Been Fun. Hope You Like Them

Been Sewing Shirts And Matching Ties For My 5 Cats. It’s Been Fun. Hope You Like Them

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

This is just too adorable!

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The most popular post on the entire subreddit belongs to user vjloco. It's a collage of shirts and matching cat ties that he sewed for himself and his cats. As of this article, the post has 27,000 upvotes!

"My daughter gave me her old sewing machine at the start of the pandemic. I taught myself with her help and YouTube videos," vjloco revealed the origins of his new hobby to Bored Panda.

#3

I Just Finished My Son’s Halloween Costume

I Just Finished My Son’s Halloween Costume

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Stephanie IV
Community Member
2 months ago

This is awesome!

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#4

Self Drafted. No Pattern. Outfit I Made From Scratch From Kente Fabric

Self Drafted. No Pattern. Outfit I Made From Scratch From Kente Fabric

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

It's simply perfect.

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"The first successful thing I made was a tie for my cat Kimi." Yes, it's short for Kimi Räikkönen, for all of you F1 fans who were wondering. "He was hiding in the engine compartment of my daughter's car. And he has quite a bit to say," the Reddit user said, laughing.

vjloco's colorful project began when he bought a bunch of old sheets from a local thrift store. He then learned how to make a shirt and even though it took quite a few attempts, he eventually got the hang of it. He was then able to make the quirky shirt and tie combos.

#5

I Made My Wedding Dress (No Pattern)

I Made My Wedding Dress (No Pattern)

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

So pretty.

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#6

In 2020 I’m Planning To Memorialize My Father By Sewing A Book Of His Life. This Is Page One

In 2020 I’m Planning To Memorialize My Father By Sewing A Book Of His Life. This Is Page One

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, what an unique and amazong project!

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"It was sort of backwards, I wanted a shirt for me so I could dress like my furry friends."

"The beige cat, Mr. Nutter Butter likes to leave the house wearing his tie. I can't help but laugh at someone driving out in the country and seeing a cat looking all professional," he added.

"The sewing and cat communities on Reddit are amazingly supportive," vjloco said. "I think most people don't know how supportive Reddit is."

#7

Duchess Coat By Ellie And Mac Patterns For My Spiderman-Obsessed 2y.o. Niece. I Can't Wait To See It On Her!

Duchess Coat By Ellie And Mac Patterns For My Spiderman-Obsessed 2y.o. Niece. I Can't Wait To See It On Her!

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Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Superb!

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#8

Finished My Rainbow Quilt! And A Body Pillow Case To Match. Happy Pride Month!

Finished My Rainbow Quilt! And A Body Pillow Case To Match. Happy Pride Month!

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

Now that is just awesome! I want that quilt :D

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But cats aren't the only pets of vjloco's. He lives outside Defuniak Springs, Florida, and unfortunately, people often dump animals on the road behind his acreage. "We have a relationship with a vet and shelter in our area. Currently, we have 5 cats and 2 rabbits," he said.

Since his cats are all dressed up now, vjloco is currently working on a pair of shirts for himself and the bunnies.

#9

(Self Drafted) My Old Lounge Dress Wasn't Getting Much Wear, So I Reworked It Into A Sundress

(Self Drafted) My Old Lounge Dress Wasn't Getting Much Wear, So I Reworked It Into A Sundress

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow

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#10

I Made A Maple Leaf Fairy Costume For Renn Faire (B4571)

I Made A Maple Leaf Fairy Costume For Renn Faire (B4571)

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Those wings are incredible.

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What's great about this subreddit is that it has plenty of material (and support) for anyone like vjloco who wants to start sewing. They suggest books, share machine FAQs, and plenty of other in-depth tutorials and quick tips, so I think the sub will only get bigger. As it should!

#11

Designed, Sewed, And Modeled This Dior Inspired Trench Coat

Designed, Sewed, And Modeled This Dior Inspired Trench Coat

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Abbey Impson
Community Member
2 months ago

I want this in white for a my wedding dress...not engaged; not dating, just want the dress for my non-existent wedding

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#12

Bought My First Sewing Machine 2 Weeks Ago Without Knowing A Single Thing About Sewing. So I Spent Hours On Youtube Watching How To Videos. I Made This Myself Yesterday

Bought My First Sewing Machine 2 Weeks Ago Without Knowing A Single Thing About Sewing. So I Spent Hours On Youtube Watching How To Videos. I Made This Myself Yesterday

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BensMom
Community Member
2 months ago

Very, very well done! You have a new career!

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#13

Made A Non Conventional Wedding Dress! V9296

Made A Non Conventional Wedding Dress! V9296

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

Goegeous dress, gorgeous couple!

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#14

Completed My Belle Gown (Beauty & The Beast) Self Drafted

Completed My Belle Gown (Beauty & The Beast) Self Drafted

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Kath O'Brien
Community Member
2 months ago

Stunning

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#15

This Is A Prom Dress My Aunt From Nigeria Made For Me Back In 2019. We Designed It Based On Two Different Dresses. The Pattern Of The Fabric Is My Favorite Part! (No Pattern)

This Is A Prom Dress My Aunt From Nigeria Made For Me Back In 2019. We Designed It Based On Two Different Dresses. The Pattern Of The Fabric Is My Favorite Part! (No Pattern)

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Auntriarch
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful!

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#16

Made An Entire 1850's Outfit. Lots Of Work, But Totally Worth It!

Made An Entire 1850's Outfit. Lots Of Work, But Totally Worth It!

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

Getting some serious Jane Austen vibes here - what a fantastic outfit!

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#17

I Recreated An Early 1900s Illustration Butterfly Dress!

I Recreated An Early 1900s Illustration Butterfly Dress!

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BensMom
Community Member
2 months ago

Excellent!

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#18

I Made A Velvet Dress With Leds To Look Like The Night Sky (Self Drafted)

I Made A Velvet Dress With Leds To Look Like The Night Sky (Self Drafted)

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, how cool and fun

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#19

I Made The Dressing Gown That Bilbo Wears In The First Hobbit Movie (M7875)

I Made The Dressing Gown That Bilbo Wears In The First Hobbit Movie (M7875)

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K Witmer
Community Member
2 months ago

You'd make a lot of money if you sold these. Awesome

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#20

Prom Might Not Have Happened This Year But At Least I Can Still Twirl Around In The Ball Gown I Made!! Self-Drafted

Prom Might Not Have Happened This Year But At Least I Can Still Twirl Around In The Ball Gown I Made!! Self-Drafted

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Joe Dunn
Community Member
2 months ago

that color looks so rich on you. it's perfect!

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#21

(Self-Drafted) Sewist On Low Budget Recreating Expensive Dresses. I Was Inspired By This Teuta Matoshi Dress

(Self-Drafted) Sewist On Low Budget Recreating Expensive Dresses. I Was Inspired By This Teuta Matoshi Dress

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
2 months ago

The outfit on the right looks a lot better than the one on the left

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#22

(Fo) I Alter Weddings Dresses For A Living, But Suit Alterations Are My True Passion. Here's My Last Suit I Did For Myself

(Fo) I Alter Weddings Dresses For A Living, But Suit Alterations Are My True Passion. Here's My Last Suit I Did For Myself

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MoMo
Community Member
2 months ago

Love it!!!!!

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#23

Coat Made With Broken Umbrellas

Coat Made With Broken Umbrellas

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

Very clever and looks good on as well!

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#24

I Made Billy Porter’s Oscars Tuxedo Gown (Self Drafted)

I Made Billy Porter’s Oscars Tuxedo Gown (Self Drafted)

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

Utterly lush!

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#25

(McCall's Archive Collection Circa 1956 M7478) Took Forever To Finish This Coat, But I'm Really Pleased With How It Turned Out - Especially The Twirl Factor!

(McCall's Archive Collection Circa 1956 M7478) Took Forever To Finish This Coat, But I'm Really Pleased With How It Turned Out - Especially The Twirl Factor!

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

The beloved twirl factor. Great job!

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#26

I Sewed A Wedding Dress Out Of Sweatpants

I Sewed A Wedding Dress Out Of Sweatpants

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Jane S.
Community Member
2 months ago

The ultimate upcycle!

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#27

First Finished Dress vs. First Dress I Can Actually Wear In Public

First Finished Dress vs. First Dress I Can Actually Wear In Public

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Both look good.

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#28

My DIY Thrift-Flipped Wedding Dress

My DIY Thrift-Flipped Wedding Dress

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

Such a beautiful dress.

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#29

Engagement Photo Dress I Designed And Constructed

Engagement Photo Dress I Designed And Constructed

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

Gorgeous, the colour is perfect.

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#30

Simplicity 8262, Modified To Have A Hood Instead Of A Double Collar. Now To Walk Around Looking Dramatic

Simplicity 8262, Modified To Have A Hood Instead Of A Double Collar. Now To Walk Around Looking Dramatic

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this! I would make the hood larger, but this is still awesome.

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#31

This Is My Prom Dress I Designed And Made

This Is My Prom Dress I Designed And Made

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Karolina Strużyńska
Community Member
2 months ago

You look like Classic Movie Stars:-)

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#32

Made My Own Homecoming Dress

Made My Own Homecoming Dress

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N G
Community Member
2 months ago

That's so pretty!

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#33

African Print Mermaid Style Dress

African Print Mermaid Style Dress

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Carolyn Gerbrands
Community Member
2 months ago

I want that dress ! just wow .

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#34

Self Drafted Bomber Jacket. I Saw The Fabric And Knew I Had To Make Something. It’s My First Crack At A Jacket And The First Real Wearable Garment I’ve Made For Myself! I Think I’m Going To Be Making A Lot More!

Self Drafted Bomber Jacket. I Saw The Fabric And Knew I Had To Make Something. It’s My First Crack At A Jacket And The First Real Wearable Garment I’ve Made For Myself! I Think I’m Going To Be Making A Lot More!

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BensMom
Community Member
2 months ago

Great job!

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#35

Made One Of Those "My Rich Husband Died Of Mysterious Circumstances" Robes And I've Never Felt More Powerful

Made One Of Those "My Rich Husband Died Of Mysterious Circumstances" Robes And I've Never Felt More Powerful

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Neil Bidle
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the description 🤣

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#36

(Mccall's 7047) I Made A Prototype Wedding Dress Aka The First Thing I've Sewn Since Senior Prom!

(Mccall's 7047) I Made A Prototype Wedding Dress Aka The First Thing I've Sewn Since Senior Prom!

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a beautiful red carpet event dress. Stunning.

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#37

I Hand/Machine Embroidered A Starmap Onto These Jeans!

I Hand/Machine Embroidered A Starmap Onto These Jeans!

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

Except that they're those weird high water jeans (I know, it's the current fashion, but I don't get it), they're fabulous.

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#38

Wish I Was Brave Enough To Wear This Out. Took Me Forever To Make

Wish I Was Brave Enough To Wear This Out. Took Me Forever To Make

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Julie Bonenfant
Community Member
2 months ago

Kind of a shame to hide your talent. That outfit was not simple to make. My vote? Wear it. If anyone gives you crap, challenge them to make one better. It's really cool.

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#39

(Burdaeasy 2019) Tried To Recreate A 60’s Inspired Dress From The Queen’s Gambit

(Burdaeasy 2019) Tried To Recreate A 60’s Inspired Dress From The Queen’s Gambit

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Auntriarch
Community Member
2 months ago

Very well done!

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#40

(Simplicity 8578) I Made A Robe À La Française For Halloween

(Simplicity 8578) I Made A Robe À La Française For Halloween

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

So elegant. You are the belle of the ball.

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#41

I Made A Victorian Walking Dress With A Matching Hat And Parasol For A Festival In A Nearby Port Town (B6400, TV1884 Wash Overskirt, Self Drafted)

I Made A Victorian Walking Dress With A Matching Hat And Parasol For A Festival In A Nearby Port Town (B6400, TV1884 Wash Overskirt, Self Drafted)

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BensMom
Community Member
2 months ago

Fine work, you look beautiful.

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#42

Finished My Three Piece Suit Just In Time For Fall!

Finished My Three Piece Suit Just In Time For Fall!

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Joe Dunn
Community Member
2 months ago

I love the coat!!

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#43

Started Sewing Two Weeks Ago And I Finally Made A Dress From Scratch

Started Sewing Two Weeks Ago And I Finally Made A Dress From Scratch

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this!

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#44

Self-Drafted Blouse Made From Silk And An Antique Lace Collar. I Love Edwardian Fashion, And I’m Trying To Incorporate That Style Into My Wardrobe More

Self-Drafted Blouse Made From Silk And An Antique Lace Collar. I Love Edwardian Fashion, And I’m Trying To Incorporate That Style Into My Wardrobe More

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 months ago

That lace collar is exquisite--the time it would have taken to make! I'm glad you've found such a beautiful use for it!

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#45

Matching 1950's Style Men's Shirt And Wiggle Dress

Matching 1950's Style Men's Shirt And Wiggle Dress

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Sonia Bailey
Community Member
2 months ago

Gorgeous couple!

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#46

I Made An Adventure Ready Dress For My Niece. Machine Washable, No Scratchy Tulle, Fully Equipped With Pockets And Pack Pack For Maximum Storage Capacity, And Of Course A Matching Dress For A Side Kick [m7458]

I Made An Adventure Ready Dress For My Niece. Machine Washable, No Scratchy Tulle, Fully Equipped With Pockets And Pack Pack For Maximum Storage Capacity, And Of Course A Matching Dress For A Side Kick [m7458]

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MoMo
Community Member
2 months ago

Lucky girl to have a wonderful aunt like you!

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#47

My Husband Gave Me Some Of His Old Band T-Shirts, So I Made A Dress For Our Daughter

My Husband Gave Me Some Of His Old Band T-Shirts, So I Made A Dress For Our Daughter

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LottieH
Community Member
2 months ago

Love this!!

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#48

I Made Some Professor-Y Clothes For The 1890s (Pattern Hacked)

I Made Some Professor-Y Clothes For The 1890s (Pattern Hacked)

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

Very steampunk, I like!

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#49

Sewcial Isolation Project I Made Back In March! (Apron Dress By Fabrics-Store (Free))

Sewcial Isolation Project I Made Back In March! (Apron Dress By Fabrics-Store (Free))

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Joe Dunn
Community Member
2 months ago

I love the headline....sewcial isolation

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#50

Conjured Up A Last-Minute Dress For Halloween And I Am So Proud Of These Pockets! (Self-Drafted)

Conjured Up A Last-Minute Dress For Halloween And I Am So Proud Of These Pockets! (Self-Drafted)

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Knoura
Community Member
2 months ago

Pockets!!!

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