Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Bought this pattern from Etsy... but I did not look like this in it... I am not small and it was unflattering..... so I started changing... it... layering lace and appliqueing .
The original pieces of fabric were not specific for this pattern, so I did not have enoough of the colored lace to do a whole blouse or jacket... I thought this would work..???
I don't like 3/4 sleeves so I doubled the width of the trim on the trim view... and then I layered white lace to give the impression of set in sleeves.... ( I have rounded shoulders and I knew better than do something without set in sleeves...)
The back didn't look right so I added appliques on the layered lace down the middle to try to not focus on my size...
Layered with lace and then appliqued with overlay from the skirt fabric
Now for the Tier drop skirt out of yellow and I feel I will probably layer lace at the ends of the tear drops...
I also found this pattern on Etsy- The skirt will be yellow like the yellow in the jacket using the view that is pink on the front.
Thinking overlays of lace somewhere on the tear drops.
This outfit is totally experiments.. The blouse will be a faux silk white brocade but I am using a pleater board for the first time... not sure of how I will make the blouse front exactly...but all of the fabrics except the white lace came from the 2.97 room.... The white lace came from the 25.00 eveningwear table on sale.
Did the skirt... Will post pictures of steps... layering just the lace flowers on the teardrops... alternating the colored lace flower and then the white ones.
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Sooo one of the customers was trying to do something they saw on the internet... I could not like the way they had it so I added my own slant.
3 yards of Fabric... cut one strip off the width about 4 inches..
cover 4 or 5 buttons... I did 4 and made a brooche. This folds around twice... No lining needed as dress but also makes a good coverup to go out after the beach.
2 buttons are your earrings and 2 are going to be used on each strap area top of dress
Earrings of same fabric and see closeup below, where buttons go through all layers of fabric at strap bases so the wrap stays wrapped correctly. Pin brooch back with motled blue art paper glued in base and clear cabochon on top to enhance the matching blue. Pin pulls the front edge to the side in a pleated effect.
Turquoise lace cardigan is the free flowing cardigan pattern. Butterick 5045 (6 inches shorter than pattern pieces)
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Quick before work sewing adventure
Well, a little already embroidered fabric, backed with some lilac silk, underlying scarf was a little darker lavendar color to enhance the embroidery and scalloped and leaf embroidered around the edge and trimmed.
The blouse is from the 'Treasure Hunt Room'... Already smocked and textured damask type embellishment
Blouse made without a pattern-folded over to shirt length-boatneck hole cut in fold...sides sewn up to arm hole width and sleeves attached with a horizontal cuff that was also scalloped embroidery.
The neckline was foldover self bias strip and slightly gathered to give a tiny standup edge. Long side strip made a neck scarf to tie in a sailors scarf knot.
Burgundy Tubins' enhanced the colors in the embroidery.
This scarf is backed with the silky shirt fabric- the yellow one is backed by embroidery scalloping the edges and trimming..
Miranda is wearing a blue silky shirt with an embroidered scarf... earrings will be the same and I believe slightly embellishing the boatish shape neckline with some jewels under the self bias... possibly some illusion sleeves or lace if I can find some here that is in blues..
Shirt Directions:.... both Yellow smocked material and blue silky material same- no pattern
Yellow copied sleeves on extra fabric.... Blue will find something else for fancy sleeves
Bottom hem is just turned up narrow twice and the same with the slits on the side.
The strip from the bottom of front and back can do the neckline or the sleeveholes in this case only the neckline. If you have extra fabric cut bias strip.
Back to baby tie receiving blankets that I haven't quite figured out ..... pictures to follow
Thursday, August 16, 2018