Category Archives: Embellishment

Teal Linen Top with Smocking

A yard of teal linen blend was crying out to be included in the Summer Top Series. It was selected to create a “wearable muslin” – which is a trial attempt at new pattern.  Fitting and improving design are integral … Continue reading

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Shadow Embellished SIlk Top

Lilac sheer silk from The Fabric Stash. A few beads.  A few pieces of lace.  A few fun hours spent sewing…. The Result: A Shadow Embellished Top. The Shadow Embellishment is a short piece of lace sewn between the double … Continue reading

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Search for the Perfect Knit Top – Attempt 2

Have huge ugly T-shirt – can remake! Alabama Chanin designs caught my eye recently.  The neon pink 3XL T-shirt had more than enough fabric for her princess seamed tank top. Princess seaming is one of the rules guidelines for the … Continue reading

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Search for the Perfect Knit Top: Attempt 1.

T-shirts are, well, not complimentary. They are boxy and have a neckline that may have worked for Dennis The Menace, but has never been included in a list of “fashion musts” or “this spring’s runway styles.” But knit fabrics do … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series 3

Different Fabric and Different Pattern. This top began as Vogue 8810. The V-neck front bands were what I was looking for.  Unfortunately, that pattern was a bodice and had gathered shoulders.  So, the length and shoulders were gleaned from Vogue … Continue reading

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Alabama Chanin Inspired Stash Couture Skirt

Handstitching, stenciling, reverse applique – all fun embellishment techniques currently being showcased on organic cotton knits by Alabama Chanin. Had to try it! With some Stash Couture modifications, of course! The Stash contained a short piece of stretch linen in … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Vests

A vest was needed to wear with the Scrap Couture Linen Stitch Scarf –  but in the end two vests were sewn! The first vest was sewn with a stretch herringbone suit weight of unknown fiber content. The pattern selected … Continue reading

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Blue Bird Bag – Appliqued Overnight Bag

The sides of the Scrap Bag Bag (click for pattern) can be embellished in any number of ways. The “bird on a branch” graphics that seem to be everywhere right now inspired me, so I decided to applique one such … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Butter Yellow Linen Top

The Stash contained a yard plus of a mid-weight butter yellow 100% linen. I kept wondering when the “perfect pattern” for it would come along. Butterick 5891 by Katherine Tilton was chosen. The asymmetry of the top adds to its … Continue reading

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Embellished Long Linen Skirt

Internet shopping is a great way to find inspirations for Destashification Projects.  This long linen skirt, for instance.  It features raw edged applique embellishment. The Stash contains ample yardage of a variety of weights and colors of linen….and a few … Continue reading

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