Copyright (c) 2016 en-us Threads - "Fancy Fabric Challenge" contest entries Threads - "Fancy Fabric Challenge" contest entries Tue, 31 May 2016 20:33:31 -0500 Threads - "Fancy Fabric Challenge" contest entries Threads - "Fancy Fabric Challenge" contest entries <![CDATA[50th Anniversary]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 23:34:29 -0500 50th Anniversary Posted by livestosew
I needed a new dress for both our parents 50th Anniversary in the summer.  I love purple and found this pretty lacey fabric with gorgeous beading.  I used the scalloped edge for the... ]]>
<![CDATA[pretty silk blouse]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 23:19:36 -0500 pretty silk blouse Posted by livestosew
I saw this blouse in the store made from satin, but I preffered a nice silk fabric.  I embellished the neckline with sew on jewels, and tied off the bottom with a bow. Thanks to my hubby for... ]]>
<![CDATA[emerald princess]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 23:19:04 -0500 emerald princess Posted by livestosew
A friend brought me a piece of green tafetta from a trip to Thailand.  I was going to a formal event, and wanted to use it.  Since there was not enough yardage for a long gown, I used some... ]]>
<![CDATA[Silk Christening Outfits for Twins]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:54:26 -0500 Silk Christening Outfits for Twins Posted by dpog
When my Husband and I asked very good friends what to get for thier new fraternal Grandtwins, his daughter (Mommy) asked me to make Christening outfits for them.  Mommy just wanted me to use the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Scarlet silk evening gown]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:40:18 -0500 Scarlet silk evening gown Posted by Nefertiri
this plus-sized evening gown is made of a soft, washable silk/cotton blend (  I omitted interfacing and interlined throughout with silk organza. The lining is bemburg, attached... ]]>
<![CDATA[Emaual Ungaro Teal Velvet jacket]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:24:25 -0500 Emaual Ungaro Teal Velvet jacket Posted by appleanniefabrics
This French silk cut velvet jacket is an OOP Emanual Ungaro Vogue pattern which took many years to bring to completion. Cutting it out was a difficult task as there was  barely enough yardage... ]]>
<![CDATA[First granddaughter's wedding dress]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:15:29 -0500 First granddaughter's wedding dress Posted by margholland
I recently had the honor of making a wedding dress for my first granddaughter, Brittany Blount Chemin.  I used Duchess Satin and silk organdy to construct the main part of the dress.  To... ]]>
<![CDATA[Fancy Fabric Silk Suit]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 21:58:13 -0500 Fancy Fabric Silk Suit Posted by engineergirl
The inspiration for this suit is the beautiful accordion pleated silk dupioni that I used for the collar and at the bottom of the skirt. I found a matching burmese silk and silk chiffon in a... ]]>
<![CDATA[Sequined Jacket]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 20:27:21 -0500 Sequined Jacket Posted by angelsblooming5
I created this jacket from royal blue sequin fabric and lined it with two layers of royal blue polyester.  I used a medium weight interfacing for the stiffness needed.  I created my own... ]]>
<![CDATA[Velvet Vest]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:55:13 -0500 Velvet Vest Posted by Cohenee
This vest is made using shiny thin velvet and red china silk. Both these fabrics looked kind of dull on their own. But putting them together it almost created the leather like effect. The vest looks... ]]>
<![CDATA[Mad Men inspired Holiday Suit]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:24:18 -0500 Mad Men inspired Holiday Suit Posted by Laura_Mae
Teal Cotton Velvet Holiday Suit, inspired by the fabulous fashion vixens of Mad Men I decided to make a dressier version of one. ]]>
<![CDATA[Washed Lavender Organza Dress]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:03:10 -0500 Washed Lavender Organza Dress Posted by izodiea
The main focus of this dress for me was the bodice, I wanted to really make the sheer quality of the organza stand out. I used minimal  seaming, and only lined the bust portion of the bodice... ]]>
<![CDATA[Scintillating - An amalgamation of past and present]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:01:29 -0500 Scintillating - An amalgamation of past and present Posted by EvaDress
I cut the bodice of this gown from contemporary Vogue pattern 8191 and the skirt from a vintage 1930's evening gown pattern. I sewed the gown on my 1941 Singer 201-2 and narrowly hemmed with my... ]]>
<![CDATA[Starry Starry Night ]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 16:41:03 -0500 Starry Starry Night Posted by mysticah
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<![CDATA[Little Princess on the Beach]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:54:42 -0500 Little Princess on the Beach Posted by CinderellaLollipop
I made this little flower girl dress for my granddaughter to wear at a tropical beach wedding. I started with Butterick 3351, but made some modifications. I opted not to make an overskirt or belt... ]]>
<![CDATA[Fancy Fabrics Wedding Dress]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 13:32:11 -0500 Fancy Fabrics Wedding Dress Posted by squigglytwigs
Although this project isn't a recent one, it's the most fancy and detailed project I've ever made.  I made this for my "to be" sister-in-law.  She wanted an extra special wedding dress with... ]]>
<![CDATA[Pirate coat]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 11:37:55 -0500 Pirate coat Posted by ChicCouture
This open-front coat of red and pale gold damask features a fitted bodice lined in a contrasting black and gold brocade, with bias strips of the brocade binding the armholes.  The lower half of... ]]>
<![CDATA[Magenta beaded leaf and brocade jacket]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 03:31:00 -0500 Magenta beaded leaf and brocade jacket Posted by ChicCouture
Magenta giant-scale leaf-print fabric has leaves outlined in emerald and gold beads, is fully lined with pale green and gold brocade, and closes with an enameled dragonfly button and gold loop. ]]>
<![CDATA[Crepe-back satin cherry-blossom jacket]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 03:27:31 -0500 Crepe-back satin cherry-blossom jacket Posted by ChicCouture
Burgandy satin cropped jacket is appliquéd with cherry blossoms in shades of cream, pink, and metallic gold, topstitched in gold. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sweatshirt and brocade jacket]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2010 03:24:47 -0500 Sweatshirt and brocade jacket Posted by ChicCouture
Black sweatshirt becomes elegant jacket with this treatment of brocade banding and godets, edged along all design lines with red gimp, and fastened with a black satin frog. ]]>