Category Archives: Embellishment

Lighten Up Pillow Transformation Part 2

What do two beautiful pillows and a Bedskirt need? More pillows… All were sewn from Stash fabrics.  A 40″ remnant in a coordinating blue/bold polyester damask was just the right size for two bed pillow covers. The damask designs on … Continue reading

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Destashification Boho Top

It appears Boho Chic is “all the fashion” now.  Oddly, by definition, Boho cannot be Chic.  “Boho Chic” translates to “Non-conformist Fashion Follower”!!! All those flowing tops and dresses with the embroidered and embellished necklines – in sizes and cuts for … Continue reading

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Smocked Top for Adults

Love smocking! I feel an artistic push to experiment with smocking on more adult garments!  The “long top over leggings” look seemed promising. The muslin (actually a teal linen blend) for this experiment was completed a few months back.  For … Continue reading

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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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