Tuesday, December 15, 2015

hippety hop on the bunny trail


in which our plucky heroine shares a photo in my files that I forgot to post earlier...

I've been gradually working away at decorating a RTW dress for SR, using the Alabama Chanin reverse applique techniques; this is the freezer paper stenciling for the hemline decoration... all the black foliage is stenciled in green, then stitched and reverse appliqued in a brighter green like the neckline.
The rabbits will remain black, with just a bit of green outline along the top edges to help define their shapes. I am debating adding an additional layer of black applique to further emphasize them against the black dress. Will wait until all the foliage is complete to make that decision. I just love this set of techniques, and wonder if they would also make a good set of classes to teach...

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful stencil. The bunnies are simply adorable. That dress is going to be fabulous! Yes. It's official. You and the stuff the comes out of your head (and hands, scissors, etc) are an inspiration!

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    1. I have had a lot of fun working on this project. It is a real "slow sewing" activity, as is most of the Alabama Chanin style...

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  2. I hope you share a photo of the finished garment with your readers!

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    1. I plan on doing just that, though the project isn't to that stage yet... with enough evening handwork time, it should be done before Christmas. The dress is too large to tote along for transit time sewing, or it would have been done long before now. Plus it is a lot more difficult decorating a RTW garment than the not yet assembled flat pieces of fabric

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