Created by: OuttaMyGourd
Project

Beaded-Applique Swing Skirt

What are you most proud of? Just the coming together of this project. The airbrushing, sewing, cutting and the bead work. It was a beautiful experience. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself plenty of time to complete this project and try not to rush. There is almost a feeling of sadness once it is complete. Mainly because it was worked on over a period of time and becomes a part of your life. You have such an insightful introspection during the experience. I recommend all of her books. The craftsy class is just icing on the cake!

You Can Make This

OuttaMyGourd made Beaded-Applique Swing Skirt with:

  • I used 1 1/2 yards of cotton jersey and Alabama Chanin's Swing Skirt pattern from Natalie Chanin's Alabama Stitch Book. I air brushed the Rose Stencil with Createx paint mixing up a dark gray using black and white paint. It is hand sewn and beaded with black Coats Button and Carpet thread and black glass bugle beads.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Just the coming together of this project. The airbrushing, sewing, cutting and the bead work. It was a beautiful experience. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself plenty of time to complete this project and try not to rush. There is almost a feeling of sadness once it is complete. Mainly because it was worked on over a period of time and becomes a part of your life. You have such an insightful introspection during the experience. I recommend all of her books. The craftsy class is just icing on the cake!

Q&A with OuttaMyGourd

martha bilski asked:
you did a beautiful job on the stenciling
OuttaMyGourd answered:
Thank you! It was fun. And messy.
Natalie Chanin asked:
Wonderful! Very impressed....
OuttaMyGourd answered:
I am so very thankful that you are presenting this Craftsy course. You quite literally bring your books to life, and I am grateful that I can see the "how to..." being so carefully shown. I am beholden to you for making "hand sewn" garments so fashionable! Thank You.
imp892 asked:
Absolutely beautiful..i have the books too and this class is just so great,..your skirt is gorgeous.
OuttaMyGourd answered:
Thank you so much! Are your books as "highlighted", "dog-earred" and falling apart as mine?
arielsmomma1020 asked:
Beautiful work! This looks amazing. Can't wait to see what you do next!
OuttaMyGourd answered:
Thank You! I am very excited to begin Ms. Chanin's Jacket. However, I have several projects all ready started. But the class was wonderful!
2beacreative asked:
This looks gorgeous! I also have an airbrush, but haven't tried it with stencils. How do you get them to stay on the fabric while airbrushing? I make rhythmic gymnastics suits for my two girls and use the airbrush freehand, but it would be fun to try out stencils.
OuttaMyGourd answered:
Thank You! I actually used Gunold's KK100 adhesive spray (just happened to be what I had on hand) and lightly sprayed it on the back of the stencil. Then I just laid the stencil on the skirt panel. It is a temporary adhesive. Let the paint dry some and be cautious when lifting it up.

Skill Level

Intermediate