- Living Color
Hanging By A Thread
demonstrates pattern layout for
purple linen jacket (cover of book) with
monocolor embellishments Elegance is the art of
Contributing fiber artists offer other
Tunnels and Tubes
amount of fabric inspired this
method of design for a summer jacket. Tunnel designs in the fabric of a
jacket and self bias around the edges of a floral jacket extend
sides for proper fit.
I Grew, Gonna Sue?
|A few extra pounds can
devastate a wardrobe unless you know the secrets to expanding your
clothing while camouflaging the changes. Even better, you can make the
changes new design features! Shirley demonstrates how to cut up the
current garment, lay it out on your pattern, where to add more fabric
and then reassemble.
Light Hearted Leather
FabuLeather. She shows her embellishing techniques for adding fun to
your leather projects including a purple pant and jacket set
delicate golden butterflies dancing about. Learn finishing techniques
for this fabric and adding as trim to fleece mittens and caps. Butterfly
layout and pattern.
more lovely the second time around,
wool sweaters are washed and dried to shrink or felt them into firm
dense fabrics. Cut up and combined into vests and jackets that look
like stained glass or crazy quilts like the Linda Davis jacket at right.
a dry cleaner ruin a favorite skirt or
coffee stain a warm wooly white jacket? No fear as you have the ability
to "fix" those errors with tasteful embellishment. Turn an old tiered
skirt (remember those?) into a fun and modern baseball style jacket.
Make a modern circular skirt from three different color layers
|Your thumb may not be green,
but that doesn't mean you can't have a garden. Produce beautiful
flowers from singe-ing silk or raveling little fabric squares, twisting
ribbons, thread painting. Possibilities are endless.
Designed By You
a basic pattern,
anything you imagine can become reality. Take your proper measurements,
adjust your own pattern, then let Shirley help you make design changes
that allow you to reuse that pattern for almost any style. Program
1207 Swings, too!
you liked the clutch bags from Series
14, these are twice as nice as
you expand the room by adding a
compartment. The extra flap affords wonderful design coordinates. Ask for the Clutch
Pattern, just $6
with Series 15 purchase.
fabrics are sturdy but ravelly.
Use that trait to your advantage then combine with molas you can buy or
make. These appliqué pictures are fascinating and add unique
Happening in the Plaza
throughout the country put on
wonderful sewing festivals. Go to learn new techniques and raise your
expertise level from the give and take of teachers and other
participants. Be inspired by a wealth of ideas in this parade of
|Produce this "blooming"
technique by stacking fabric layers, stitching multiple lines, then
slashing between them. Done in silks and thin supple rayons, these are
especially lovely and dressy. Stripping before stitching is still
another alternative shown. Shirley demonstrates with the patternless
|A Japanese technique, Shibori,
wrinkles, twists or ties areas of fabric before dipping, spraying or
painting. This resistant dye technique can be pressed flat or
stabilized for beautiful results in jackets, vests, and blouses.