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AC Cap Sleeve -Shirt

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Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery taught by Natalie Chanin

Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Alabama Chanin Organic Cotton jersey in Navy Blue. Grey Button Craft Thread and Dark Grey AC chop beads, bugles beads and sequins. Paisley stencil

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What are you most proud of? Probably *not* accidentally cutting a hole in the bottom layer! Someone said on another project that the top layer needs to be cut away in small sections and that is certainly the case, there a hundreds of tiny bits of AC cotton jersey all over my sewing room. Cutting away the non-stenciled fabric was by far the the biggest challenge. If you're thinking about getting a pair of good sewing scissors I recommend Kai micro-serrated shears. Kai is a Japanese brand that makes very high quality high carbon stainless steel scissors with great action and incredible control. Natalie uses a traditional pair of Gingher shears which I also have) but for work like this my Kai scissors are much more comfortable to use.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? For me my first idea is often not my best one, I need to mock things up and consider them before I execute. Plan your project and take your time. Enjoy the journey.

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It is beautiful! I love the color and the beading. Certainly something I would love to try :)

09/20/2013 Flag

WOW!!! This cements it, I am a career CoudreMode phan.

09/20/2013 Flag

gorgeous! the neck trim is beautiful, and so neatly done.

09/20/2013 Flag

Well I don't get any credit for that lol the beads themselves kind of "size" the cretan stitch. I used 5 beads per "leg"

09/20/2013 Flag

Wow - this is fantastic. I love the beaded label -so cute. Your stitching is beautiful.

09/20/2013 Flag

Is the pattern for the AC Sleeve Shirt in one of the AC books? Or, did you use a commercial sewing pattern? This looks lovely. Nice work.

09/21/2013 Flag

Yes it's the same, even though this is an AC kit. I did lay the cut pieces over the t-shirt pattern from the book and they're identical. Also I made a large, in RTW and patterns I'm a medium but AC sizing runs a tad small but is sized true to the measurement charts.

09/22/2013 Flag