Although it is a dressmaking course, we are currently looking at ways to personalise our clothing and I have to say that it is brilliant. I am learning lots of methods that would lend themselves to not only clothing but home accessories and bags also.
Our wonderful tutor, Chris, introduced us to a brilliant book last night - Tucks, Textures and Pleats by Jennie Reyment (which I just bought myself) which has some fantastic (yet very simple) methods for adding personal touches to garments/accessories of your choice.
Here are a few pictures to show the type of thing that we were looking at last night.....
|Pins - very victorian when used in clothing|
|simple wave effect with pins|
|A pretty pleated rose (needs finishing with a bead in the centre though!)|
|quilt-as-you-go stocking. Great for using scraps!|
|Warp & Weft !|
And here are some more of my practice pieces on some old bedding that I had :O) I can't wait to use these methods to decorate future projects: