AC Shell Top

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Finishing it - the Facets stencil is time consuming. When I ordered the Dove fabric, I decided that it wasn't the best colour for me but using it with White lifts the colour and I like the two colours together. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start on the back - I found that there is a rhythm to stitching this stencil design and a rhythm to cutting it. I started on the front first and my stitching is better on the back which was the second piece I embellished. I also broke the rules and used embroidery thread with the running stitch around the stencil design. Time will tell if this was a bad idea but I guess we should try different approaches.

What you will need

  • Alabama Chanin Organic Cotton Jersey - in White and Dove. Button Craft Thread in Slate and Embroidery Thread in Light Grey. Facets stencil purchased from AC. This project uses the reverse negative applique method of embellishment. I used the sleeveless tee shirt pattern from AC Book 3 and widened and lowered the neckline a little.

Q&A with Nixxi

shelly1384316 asked:
This is wonderful! I was just looking at the Facets stencil ~ you convinced me!
Nixxi answered:
thank you - it is a beautiful stencil. Yes, it does take a long time to stitch but you will enjoy the process.
holthanlon asked:
A total, completely beautiful, balanced and precisely executed piece of art.
Nixxi answered:
Thank you so much for your lovely compliment.
Jules12345 asked:
Wow, wow, wow!!
Nixxi answered:
Thanks Jules
Rutaliet asked:
This is SO beautiful! How did you stencil this? Did you use a paint? I can't quite see how you did the stenciling.
Nixxi answered:
I used a sharpie pen - took quite a time!