Follow along with your work own book of possibilities!
|Coming Up Roses
|Shirley creates a fuchsia colored boiled wool jacket with set-in sleeves, and sleek lining. She then chooses complimentary details to embellish the finished jacket with raw yarns, buttons, and beads.
|Royal Princess Lines
|Learn to create shapely elegant lines, seams, and darts for a perfect fit.
|Color Me Clever
|Create this fun origami top with just six squares - cut, folded and joined into a bias. The fashion fabric is handwoven, and seamed with faux suede finished edges.
|Shirley has a stash of antique fabrics from the Turtle Kingdom. She cut out a few of the decorative patterns, and fuses, stitches and styles plain gray fabric into a parade of silk umbrellas. For a fun starter project, learn to make a simple kimono shaped sachet.
|Quilted layers of sheer transparent fabric create firmness for vests or jackets; triple sheer fabric handkerchief skirt, sheer ocean blue vest with beads.
|Faux leathers create a decoratively quilted fitted vest – set those sleeves with NO puckers.
|Paint the Town Red
|Create a racy red leather jacket with easy to use faux leather. It's as simple to use as regular fabric, but with heft and durability. Jazz it up even further with brilliant crystal zippers. Shirley demonstrates how easy it is to do.
|Does your fabric stash overflow with too many lovely pieces that you cannot bear to throw out? Too many leftovers not large enough to layout a whole pattern? Shirley Adams will help you create new fabrics by combining those blocks of color. You will color coordinate thread, edging, and fabric for similarities of care as well as beauty and style.
|Assemble your fabrics, notions, accessories into color groups. Have fish leather? Make a Baramundi purse (leather from fish). Shirley demonstrates Seminole piecing in silk. Cutwork suede samples create a clutch bag. Leftover color coordinated scraps bloom a garden on a denim jacket
|Tame wild oversize panel prints to create garments by considering pattern placement.
|Create wardrobe combinations by weaving extra yarns into a purple handwoven jacket.
|Fabrics distinctive yet subtle in color lend texture and design to other fabrics.
|Coat of Many Colors
|Shirley builds a wildly colorful jacket from handwoven silk to complete a myriad of outfits for day or evening wear. These prints are only for the bold of heart. Learn pattern layout, fabric care, seams, edging, fasteners, and pockets. Make a belted blouse in royal blue from one simple pattern to go with your new jacket.