What to do with purple velvet, silver beads and feathers? Why not get all Moulin Rouge and whip up a fetching corset! This is the latest issuing from my stitching room – basically a store bought boned corset covered with super soft velvet and dripping with beads.

In this side view you can see all the puffs and fluffs of feathers and tulle I’ve added at the back to form a bustle. I’ve also made a mini skirt and draped a swathe of fabric across the front, edging it with fringing for extra effect.

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Fab Twigs: wrap ’em up

October 31, 2007

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 Transform your humble twigs into sticky showpieces. Achieve the above effect by wrapping strips of bright fabrics from twig-tip to twig-tip and stitch in place. Did someone say sculptural? Devestatingly handsome when propped in a vase or scattered free-form about the home. Keep this in mind for an alt. Christmas tree option………. 

 

 

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Lara Cameron is the designer behind these gorgeous fabrics. She’s a Melbourne based graphic designer with a talent for textile design. They’re available at Melbourne boutiques…http://www.patchworkoncentralpark.com.auand www.meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com. You can also go straight to the source and have a squizz at her online shop http://www.kirinnote.blogspot.com and http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=87880. Also check out her fantastic poster range!!! I’ve just ordered my very own ‘Craft Tree’! see below…………..

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Who remembers with sadness and regret the terrible fashion mistakes of their past? What adult wouldn’t want to go back in time, just to tweak a cord pantsuit, accessorise a little more that party frock? It is with this regret in mind that I now work to create flash fash for the youngsters in our midst. See below my reworking of a potentially life destroying summer wardrobe for baby, I’ve updated the look with modern fabs and a touch of jaunty rick rack.

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The above pattern came at a cost of 20 cents from the local op-shop. I’ve added the applique circles to give the pinnie a more up-and-coming look.

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