700 DVD - Time for Travel
This jacket is made from "homemade" fabric. Shirley demonstrates how to
take a pre-pleated print polyester and create a whole new look.
She shows you how to stabilize this new fabric, lay patterns on
it, and emphasize it as she did here with blue faux suede.
your jacket with self or contrast bias for a rich designer
look. Proper presser feet for the size of the bias, and
professional style pressing makes your project a perfect.
been stumped for the perfect fastener when buttons just won't do?
Consider cording, snaps, tassels, frogs, toggle sets, Velcro and
elastic loops. Even the lowly button gets a boost here. Series 10 and 12 discuss these as well.
Frogs Chinese Ball Buttons
pattern manufacturers do not test their
patterns on real women. Follow me through the numerous trouble spots
when trying to fit a pants pattern. Use darts for a custom fit and
remodel outdated lower legs on old patterns or existing pants.
cushions are great for window seats, but let's also make a headboard in
fabric that matches your bedroom. Imagine changing the look of your
room as often as you change your sheets! From measuring to finishing,
for windows, headboard, chairs. Covered cord or welting and smooth
limit woven fabrics to special occasions, as Shirley uses her fabrics
in everyday wear such as walking shorts. Woven yardage does require
special care to handle, though. Discover seam treatments, pattern
layout and layout, cutting, and finishing. Make a
to experiment with handling techniques.
knit fabrics can opens a universe of fashion possibilities. A knit
print dress is made from the same pattern as a long beach frock.
demonstrates edge finishes, seams, pockets, hems, serging, and
recycling outdated or outgrown sweaters.
Love In Bloom
blooming jacket for youngster; for uses in adult clothing. Discover how
to stack and stitch layers of fabric that fluff and ruffle when cut and
washed. Padded appliqués, multiple zippers, christening
a garden bloom!
Stretch of the Imagination
thread opens the door to special looks
on basic garments for all levels of sewers. Advice on
appliquéing dance costumes also.
wanted a black leather
coat for Christmas, but I found my schedule too full for the project so
I shopped around for one. $1500. I decided to find the
time. Shirley demonstrates interfacings, hems, seams and bias
not be intimidated by welt pockets. Clear diagrams and instructions
will convince you how easily this fashion flair can be incorporated
into your sewing.
demonstrates border prints in jacket and top making. Lay out the
pattern many times before cutting to find the best use of the pattern.
In this project she makes a semi-fitted jacket with African cotton
fabric, Jamaican batik applique and Ashanti wood carvings for the
traveler's vest contains hidden pockets for your passport,
license, money, valuables when you travel or shop. Shirley demonstrates
creating the fabric and
design, laying the pattern pieces, installing the pockets and zippers.
Falling leaves pattern included.