Category Archives: Embellishment

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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Embellished Purse for 40 cents

The oldest son’s wedding is the end of July. My dress is a blue-lavender lace – and gorgeous.  My shoes are ivory. Lugging a luggage bag-sized “Mom purse” would be guaranteed to ruin the outfit. Went through The Stash and … Continue reading

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Triple Destashification Surplice Top

There is a Fabric Stash and a Yarn Stash and a Bead Stash.  A Button Stash, a Pattern Stash and even a Ribbon Stash. … (and a few more) but at this point that is all I am willing to … Continue reading

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From Beige to Better. Stash Couture Skirt.

This Stash Fabric does not seem to have much to offer. It is, well, beige. A whole lotta beige. However – it does have promise…It is stretch linen.  Even when beige, stretch linen has promise. Perhaps if a Stash Print … Continue reading

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SOS: Save Our Shorts!

We all have them. That one pair of shorts (or pants) that fit “just right.”  The waistband is not too tight, nor is it too high or too low. We wear them around the house, maybe to the mailbox, possibly … Continue reading

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