Watch all 13 programs of Series 15 on Shirley Adams Sewing Connection Youtube channel!
Follow along with your work own book of possibilities!
|Hanging by a Thread||Shirley demonstrates the pattern layout for an elegant V neck collarless suit with asymmetrical closure in deep purple woven silk. Discover how a single embroidery thread inspired the whole suit. Create designs for your jacket by layering sheer thread and stitching decorative threads all over.|
|Tunnels and Tubes||Not enough fabric forces Shirley to create tunnel designs in the silk suit fabric of her rhubarb colored loosely-structured jacket. Self-bias double piping around the edges of a floral jacket extends the sides for proper fit and fabric shortage.|
|I Grew, Gonna Sue||A few extra pounds prompts ways to enlarge existing clothing whose beauty does not need to be limited, and neither does yours. Discover ways to cut up a too-small garment, lay out your altered pattern, and learn where to add more fabric for reassembly.|
|Light Hearted Leather||Faux leathers need not be tailored in serious styles, nor are they difficult to work with. Leftovers combine to make new styles. Shirley discusses a faux leather purple pant suit with golden butterfly applique. Learn finishing and trimming techniques for fleece mittens and caps using these glorious fakes.|
|Recycle Those Sweaters||Wash, dry, shrink, and felt ugly old wool sweaters into firm, dense fabric, then cut them up and combine them into pattern-less stained glass jackets.|
|Transformations||Ruin a favorite skirt or coffee-stain a warm wooly white jacket? Fix it with elegant embellishments. Turn an out of date tiered skirt into a baseball style jacket. Shirley demonstrates how to make a breezy skirt, without a pattern, from three layers of chiffon.|
|Flower Power||Discover your inner artist by painting with fibers. Produce a glorious flower garden with burnt silk, raveled fabric cornflowers, twisted ribbon roses.|
|Designed by You||Proper fit begins with proper measurements. Alter a simple skirt pattern with your unique shape to create many styles from one pattern. Pant pattern alteration poses no challenge to you with just a little planning.|
|Double Clutch||This clever double-clutch bag hides a second compartment, and the extra flap affords wonderful design flair. Shirley demonstrates layout and linings for the bags.|
|Hola Guata Mola||Discover the simple beauty of a folk-art Mola, which are handmade layers of brightly colored fabrics, embroidered on both sides often in animal shapes. Shirley pieces together colorful linen fabric to build a jacket upon which to display her Molas. Simple yet striking!|
|Happening in the Plaza||Santa Fe, New Mexico plays host to numerous festivals of fabric art. Shirley visits several gorgeous examples of fabric artistry, and shares the secrets of how to create your own pieces.|
|Silk Bloomers||Shirley blooms her fabric by stacking colorful layers, quilting lines, and slashing between them. She uses that fabric to create a marvelous patternless coat. She demonstrates pattern layout for those who prefer a little more structure.|
|Shibori||A Japanese tie-dye method which wrinkles, twists, and ties areas of fabric before dyeing, spraying or painting. Shirley creates an evening vest and matching clutch first by ironing her dyed silk, stabilizing, and then embellishing with free motion stitching, lighter than quilting for this delicate refabrication.|