I saw this blouse in a charity shop - I loved the fabric which was a well-washed cotton and is consequently soft, rather than crisp, and having tried it on, it fitted well, but I hated the puffed sleeves. Inspired by regularly reading New Dress a Day who takes some unbelieveably hideous garments and transforms them into something wearable, I decided to give it a go.
I had quite a productive day, doing some stitching on my rust dyed fabric, using metallic thread (as per my homework) and taking ideas from my sketchbook as inspiration.
The ones above are ATC sized - and I've decided I'm not very good at doing edges, especially the corners - so any advice would be welcome!
I think that the black stitching on the last one is a bit heavy looking for the background, but I like the rust markings.
I'm probably too slapdash - but I guess if I keep practising they will improve. At least I've had more success with the metallic thread - I used a different machine, and put the spool in a jam jar behind it, rather than on the spool holder. (Blimey - this is interesting stuff isn't it)
Anyway, I'm going now before you doze off. I'm going to see Muse at Wembley later - all by myself - so I do hope it doesn't rain.
(Second Hand Rose - Fanny Brice) Who knew she was a real person?!?