Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sew Fashionable

Happy Saturday, I am so glad you stopped by to check out my card for this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where we are pleased to be sponsored by Live and Love Crafts your haven for vintage and shabby chic crafts. We were each supplied with some of their fabulous hand dyed crinkle seam is so pretty in person and I also used the packaging it came in to decorate the top of my dress form. 



We ask you to create a project this week with stitching on it and using something fashionable....dress, hat, shoes, etc.!

Since I am not a seamstress and the small sewing machine that I do have would not cooperate with me, I hand sewed the paper layer with a back stitch and used a running stitch to attach my fabric heart to my lace doily.

After using my texture pads on the background layer, I attached the paper wrap around my dress form with seam binding to the skirt bottom adding a seam binding belt. I love the paper they wrap the binding in, I feel like the child that gets a fabulous gift and love the box just as much as the item, lol!

I added distress inks to the chipboard hearts along with a herringbone brad, a scissor charm and a floss bobbin which I wrapped more of the seam binding around. I added a handmade tag with linen thread.

Please visit our great sponsor and check out her great store, I am sure you will finds lots of things that you will love, I certainly did.

I hope you will get out your sewing machine or if you are like me, your needle and thread 
and play along with us this week.

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butterfly said...

So lovely, Patti - love your use of the seam binding (you're right, it's gorgeous!)... and the layers and stitching are so pretty and feminine!
Alison x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous vintage card, Patti! Love the arrangement of layers and beautiful embellishments!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Patti! Love the beautiful heart, the seam binding and all your pretty details! Fab work! Hugs

Daniele said...

so sweet patti, love how you used the seam binding

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the stitching, must have taken you ages.

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Patti,
I just stopped by the SCH Blog; fantastic creations from the DT. I love how you used the packaging roll for the dress form! Very creative and inspirational use of the seam binding; a lovely card!


Glenda Atkins said...

Wow what combination of loveliness, all the elements combine into one fab ,feminine card. Love it Patti!

Pat said...

Patti this is just gorgeous, love all the elements of your card, a beautiful collage.

Pat xx

Colleen said...

This card is jaw dropping! I love the elements you used and the way you pulled them all together. FANTASTIC!