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Maxi and wrap for my daughter

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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 Petite, Women
Style Classic, Romantic, Eco-Friendly
kjano571001270 on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, button craft thread and white createx paint, hand made anna's garden stencil, peasant dress pattern from Alabama Studio Sewing and Design book.

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What are you most proud of? The fit of the dress and how wearable it is. The wrap took a long time to complete but I really loved how it turned out. I made this outfit for my daughters 20th birthday, but I have borrowed her wrap a couple of times. ; - )

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This type of construction is so relaxing to do and the final product is so self satisfying. Take your time and enjoy the process.

kjano571001270 on craftsy.com

Beautiful outfit. How long did it take you?

09/08/2014 Flag

I made this outfit back in April/May so I really do not remember specifically, but the dress did not take as much time as the wrap did. The wrap has many rows of stitching, but it was well worth the effort as I loved the results so much that I will make myself one as well. The dress still takes time with making the stencil, painting and hand stitching as there was the learning curve with each, yet the actual time to construct the dress was relatively minimal.

09/10/2014 Flag

Beautiful work! Great color choices.

09/11/2014 Flag

Can you help me ... how much fabric did you need for the ruffles on the tied wrap? Thanks

10/25/2014 Flag

Hi Nixixi, I used approx. 3/4 of a yard. Your yardage will depend on how wide you make your ruffles and how much you ruffle. I had 47 strips at a 1/2 width. I cut my strips on the cross grain and left the length so I was not limited to the number of ruffles I wanted to add. I love your jacket you made with the facets pattern. Did you use paint on that piece?

10/25/2014 Flag

Thanks so much for the detail - that helps enormously. No, I didn't use paint as I still haven't mastered applying the paint. I used a white disappearing marker pen from Clover. On lighter fabrics I have been using Pilit Frixion pens which, like the white marker can be removed with a hot iron hovering over the fabric.

10/27/2014 Flag