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Stitch & Slash taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Popular instructor Carol Ann Waugh returns to Craftsy for more fiber fun. Get your seam ripper ready to destroy in the name of creation.

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Category Quilting
Type Clothing
Style Funky
ZoeLivana on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton and rayon jerseys

ZoeLivana on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I made those circles without an embroidery machine and without a free form foot. You can tell they're not perfect, but that makes it all the more interesting, right?

ZoeLivana on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Rayon or viscose jerseys are very stretchy, which may be difficult both to cut out and sew, especially if you are combining with other jersey knits. I suggest to cut out the pieces on a large, flat, surface. When you are sewing, don't stretch while you stitch, and go fairly slowly. If you are combining with a less stretchy jersey, sew with the rayon jersey on the bottom; it will help you from getting wavy stitching lines. When slashing your design, scissors work better than a seam ripper. Though a seam ripper can get you started, I found that it does not leave clean lines and jersey doesn't really give you the tension you need to rip through cleanly anyway.

ZoeLivana on craftsy.com

This is beautiful, I love it. Will be fun to wear.

04/19/2012 Flag

Thanks!

04/19/2012 Flag

Thanks for posting! I love what you have done and this will be inspiring to other clothing sewers!

04/19/2012 Flag

beautiful! i love the neckline. do you sell this pattern?

04/21/2012 Flag

I do not. But I could look in to making one.

04/21/2012 Flag

How pretty.. I love all the art that you done to the dress.. All so Beautiful!!

01/21/2013 Flag