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Organic Cotton Corset with Beading

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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 Romantic
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What materials did you use? 1.5 yards of organic cotton jersey Chop beads Bugle beads Button Craft thread

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What are you most proud of? I think it was the pattern really (from Alabama Chanin's Studio Book series), but the fit is what I'm most proud of. The garment feels wonderful - as comfortable as a t-shirt. I'll definitely be making another very soon, and plan to embellish the next one. I love that this project has really inspired me to think of other ways these techniques can be used to create custom garments.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're a beginner like me, you may consider keeping it simple on your binding by using beading. It's much easier than you think! If you plan to use chop beads, consider making the beading glove, but if you don't have time or just want some instant gratification - then dive right in (I did)! I went back to the Alabama Chanin website again and again to really understand how to overlay the pattern pieces before I found it explained in one of the Alabama Chanin books.

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08/28/2013 Flag

That is truly fabulous!

08/30/2013 Flag


09/06/2013 Flag

I love it. Your corset looks fantastic. Isn't it a great pattern?

09/15/2013 Flag

Yes. It's a fantastic pattern! :)

09/20/2013 Flag

I have made several of these. Love the way they fit and the beads

10/08/2013 Flag