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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Funky, Casual, Whimsical, Classic, Romantic, Cute
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What materials did you use? Jersey Cotton, button and craft thread, Anna's Garden Stencil, Airbrush, Airbrush paint, fold over elastic.

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What are you most proud of? I created my A.C. mini-wardrobe in 4 weeks for the sewing pattern review contest. I am proud of the way pieces work together. I love the jacket!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't try to do it in a month! :P I used 2 commercial patterns which I modified to work AC style. They took more work than I expected.

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Bi, how are u applying your paints, with sponge or air brush?

11/25/2013 Flag

Maggiesc, I think a pattern with interesting seam lines and angles make a good candidate for A.C. techniques. I generally pass on deep curves. I apply my paints using an airbrush and it changed everything for me. My other methods were hit or miss, but I get consistent results with the airbrush. I wrote a blog post about it, if you copy and paste the address it will take you there:

11/26/2013 Flag

Thanks Bianca, your blog was wonderful. I have the newest AC book and all the techniques are not well explained. Is one of the earlier books better explained. I have not taken the class yet but plan to sign on when they have the next class sale, that's when I usually buy my classes. I tend to buy them and then not get to them but think AC will be different because I have already started ACing. What I like about AC is I can work on it in the evening while watching a movie with my hubby.

11/29/2013 Flag

I hope you got the class this weekend when they were/are 19.99. I was waiting on the draping class and can't wait to watch. I flipped through the earlier books and I think you are right, the directions are a bit clearer in the others. If I were to recommend one, my choice would be Alabama Studio Style (book 2). The instructions are clear with diagrams in both, but I prefer the patterns for the dresses in it. It has the Spiral applique dress, relief applique technique, and tank dress. If you know you want to make the corset and swing skirt patterns, the Alabama Stitch Book will do the trick.

12/01/2013 Flag

Wow Bianca - all of your pieces are just so-darned-beautiful. Great blog too; appreciate you sharing your tips with the airbrush - I'm really inspired to get stenciling and sewing!

11/29/2013 Flag

Thanks so much! I show my hubby these comments when he gives me that, "another one" look! I tell him I provide a service :)

12/01/2013 Flag

Yes! I did get the class when it went on sale and have been enjoying it! I see my hubby bought me the 2 AC books I do not have yet wrapped under the tree!! I love her patterns, they are very flattering and easy to make.

12/18/2013 Flag

Merry Christmas indeed!

12/21/2013 Flag