fitted dress and bolero

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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual

What materials did you use? cotton jersey


What are you most proud of? That after sewing the jacket I was brave enough to tackle the negative reverse applique, and it worked!


What advice would you give someone starting this project? My advice really has little to do with this project, advice when buying your fabric is buy a lot of yards if you can. There are just so many ways to wear all the pieces that now I wish I had more of the blue fabric. I've made a long-sleeve tee that I can wear over the sleeveless dress and if I just had a little more of that fabric, I could make a sleeveless tee to wear under the bolero with jeans. I need more fabric! I've been ordering 4 yards each color, but I think I'm going to double it next time.


Could you please name in which of her books this project can be found? I've been looking for a pattern like this one and, although I'd like to buy all her books eventually, I'm going to have to choose just one of them to start with.

07/22/2013 Flag

AC Sewing and Design. It's the bolero pattern and the fitted dress pattern.

07/23/2013 Flag

Thanks so much! You've done a spectacular job with this bolero -- very impressive!

07/23/2013 Flag

Beautiful! I'm using this pattern for a possible Mardi Gras dress, and now I think I need a bolero too!

09/27/2013 Flag

So Pretty!

10/19/2013 Flag

This is beautiful! It reminds me of the Balenciaga exhibit at the SF De Young museum. Very spanish! I love it!

10/26/2013 Flag