Tag Archives: embroidery

WIP: t-shirt, alabama chanin style

you may remember that several months ago i broke out this top, even though technically it wasn’t finished. then, i stenciled it using my bloomers stencil from the alabama stitch book. and then i let it sit for a while. … Continue reading

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alabama chanin style: test-driving a work-in-progress for casual friday

ok, first things first: i think i am now a complete knit convert. i started out, as i think a lot of newbie sewers do, a little afraid of them and all of their stretchiness and the idea of a … Continue reading

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vogue 8495: where gossip girl and ralph lauren meet vintage elegance

i’m definitely one of those people who is endlessly fascinated by the way clothing is styled and interpreted and, yes, product placed, on television shows.  i’m not just talking about the delectable 60s wear of mad men, either–so many contemporary … Continue reading

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more ideas on vintage embroidery

i’ve really been down a rabbit hole with this vintage embroidery stuff, and just want to share some of what i have found: Stitch School Sublime Stitching (including Transfer Techniques) Stitch dictionary at Needlecrafter Vintage Pattern Pool at Flickr Vintage … Continue reading

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mccall 909: having a go at vintage embroidery transfers

one of the little details that excites me the most about vintage style is the prevalence of embroidery. it’s so personal, so crafty, so kitschy–it’s just somehow exactly the kind of vintage touch that can lend an unexpected elegance to … Continue reading

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