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First AC project, bloomers skirt

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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 Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? I used medium weight jersey from a t-shirt, that I over-dyed a darker shade of blue. I used a black medium weight jersey as the backing layer. I used fabric paint in a pearl blue for the design. Stitching was done with tan button and craft thread. Also, I don't like not having a pocket so I took the pocket that I had cut off the front of the t-shirt and added it at the top of the skirt with a blanket stitch. Now I have a place to put my cell phone.

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the pocket is so cute! great idea. thanks for all the info on dying. like how you laid out the stencil the colors.

11/01/2013 Flag

Neat project, and I also love the blue. Did you get the whole skirt out of one tee shirt? I need to try this!

11/05/2013 Flag

Thanks, yes each layer was one XXXL 100% cotton shirt. The top layer was a light blue T so I overdyed it to bring it to the more denim color I wanted. Both of these were from goodwill. It's a little bit difficult however to find black t shirts (without some graphic on it) that aren't a little bit faded. So I have also purchased 100% cotton t shirts at Wal Mart. They actually have a Men's Fruit of the Loom shirt that is 4XL - which is 30" for front and back so 60" total width by 3/4 yd high. Limited range of colors but you can always dye them. They are around $6.00 each - so definitely cheap, obviously not as high quality fabric as the organic cotton Alabama Chanin sells, but there are some projects that t shirts are a good option.

11/05/2013 Flag

Oh, I just noticed you stitched both sides of the CF and CB seam, and your knots are on the outside - love that look!

11/22/2013 Flag

I love this Sylvia, I haven't used t shirts yet but you have inspired me to give it a try!

12/27/2013 Flag

beautiful . love. perfect. inspiring. Nice job!

05/18/2015 Flag