Sunday, August 12, 2018

Green Corset Top with Sequins

This corset top uses the techniques I learned from the books by Alabama Chanin, although the pattern is modified quite a bit from the pattern I found in her book.
A friend of mine gifted me this crazy green fabric. It's probably polyester.  Since it's somewhat transparent, and I don't like polyester next to my skin, I flat lined the whole thing in cotton jersey.
These were my tests to help decide how to stitch the binding with sequins and stretchy stitches.  As you can see in the finished photo above, I did something a little different from any of these. Still, making the samples helped. I chose to use the transparent sequins on the green binding because I didn't want to use sequins under my arm pits because sequins can be scratchy, and I didn't want it to be obvious that the sequins are omitted there.
 Here's a photo of my dog.
 Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cotton Jersey Tunic with Reverse Applique

 If you're looking for me, I'll be in here.
This tunic top uses the techniques I learned from the books by Alabama Chanin.
One thing I do differently from Chanin is I use stretchy stitches on the arm holes (armscyes). It’s more work than straight stitches, but oh, so much more comfortable! I’m totally doing the stretchy stitches around the armscyes from now on.
Here's a photo of my dog. Sometimes I call him Smooshface.

Thanks for looking.
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