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Anna's Garden Shirt

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Anna's Garden Tee

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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 Whimsical
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What materials did you use? 2 thrift-store cotton knit shirts, Red and white Button Craft thread, Alabama Chanin stencil download, Createx airbrush paint

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What are you most proud of? I like the overall look - very bold and happy. And it's comfortable. Not bad for my second attempt at an AC garment.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start with old tee shirts for a practice project, and you can relax about mistakes. Getting the paint right was tough; I ended up thinning it too much, so there's a little bleeding under the edges of the stencil. But I decided just to stitch along the original lines, leaving a bit of blur beyond the edges. It's not perfect, but I've decided one needs to embrace those little flaws.

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Simply gorgeous!

06/18/2013 Flag

I really love this!

06/18/2013 Flag

This is beautiful!

06/21/2013 Flag

Frankly your garment is one of my favorites done in the AC style. Beautiful color way, and a great idea to use T shirts from thrift stores or some that you already have to learn the techniques. I haven't felt confident enough to spend a lot of money of expensive fabric to then start to stencil on it when I have never done that before. Thanks for the great idea and the inspiration. Love this piece!

02/02/2014 Flag

Thanks so much for the kind words. It really is far easier to start with free or cheap materials, and the result is often just fine!

02/08/2014 Flag