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How to Create Heavenly Embellishments

Photo: Karen Morris

Andra Gabrielle combines lighter-than-air details for an exquisite effect that's never fussy with techniques from Threads issue #68.

The past can be a remarkable teacher. Vintage garments and needlework books from an earlier age can provide both inspiration and techniques for embellishing modern, wearable eveningwear, lingerie, and blouse collections.
How does Andra use so many techniques on a single garment, and still have it look-and be-gossamer light? The answer has everything to do with scale and proportion. For the embellishments not to overwhelm the delicate silk fabrics, they must be used sparingly and in proportion. The result is a garment that's as mouthwatering as a heavenly dessert!

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