Befor I went to bed last night I had a brain wave - they always come at about 2:30 am:( I went with the black thread because I'm a wimp and could not make a decision and the truth be told some times mixing colous scares me a bit. But I needed some sort of embellishment so first I tried thread , I knew it wasn't going to work- had to do it though, just to be sure I was wrong! I was too lazy to set up
embroidery and it wasn't going to work either- I do learn. So out come the paints and stencils and markers and stamps!
So here we go. I put my piece on wash away stabilizer And did some wavy stitch lines - I liked the look and it would be great on a stable fabric , but not a knit.
I should of listened to my Lola who was helping me.
See , looks cool right? Wrong . No stretch.
Much better,stamps. Kinda the industrial look. Mo likes.
Just some playing with different mediums. I like all of them but I went for the stamps . I have yards of this fabric so who knows I just might try them all.
Me being wrong. ☝️
For my serger settings I dicked around with pressure and differential settings so as not to make wavy lettuce edges, pressed with care and that wood thing (clapper?) so far so good .
I'm still not sure how to attach it . It's not a seamed piece rather an appliqué type thing. I may have to piece it . That would work .... Hmmm ... I have lots of fabric.
3 thread overlock
Engaged stitch finger for a rolled hem
Lightest pressure foot setting
Fast forward next day
I did piece in the overlay and it worked well.
The back bodice I added an exposed seam for detail.
For the shoulders and sleeve insets I will just make inside seams, but I will do the side seams on the outside. This is going to be way, way to long for me and it's going to need some patch pockets. It's like I don't know when to stop ,right?
I like how the sleeves are coming along. I did some stamping and an overlay in fine black mesh .
I'm thinking it needs some bling somewhere ..... Foil? Studs? Maybe when the pockets are on that will be enough for me.
With any luck I should have this finished by the weekend.