Artisan Interviews: Vintage Linens and Leather + Snoop Shopping for Inspiration
I am so amazed at the creativity buried in us humans! Lenore and Sophia are artisans creating clothing and accessories – truly up-cycle at its finest. With linens from yesteryear and animal skin…. how clever they are! Enjoy the final 2 interviews I did with clever people at the Craft Fair held in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tn June 15-17, 2018.
In all my years of sewing, I’ve only ever patched with leather a bit and I made a pig leather purse once LONG ago, but it sure is on my Bucket List! Oh Oh Oh how I wanted that green jacket shown in the video!
Creativity is just seeing ideas and using them in a new way. I loved this drapey jacket in a tan suede with this ‘maxi’ embroidery. Even my old Pfaff 7550 sewing machine can do large embroidery like this, and I KNOW all the fancy embroidery machines can do it as well. See how it defines the lines of the drape? I would have added some around the back neckline or up some ‘princess’ seam lines though to carry the decorative theme to the back of the jacket.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the $254.00 price tag on these jeans that really just had 4 rows of fringe stitched to the bottom! Gee- aren’t you glad you sew? AND…if you don’t, it’s about time you learned, eh?
Likewise, these black jeans sported a raw-edged flounce at the hemline. AND…. $220.00! Check out the video I’ll place below for the How-To’s of creating a flounce! In this case, it would mean measuring the distance you want the flounce to cover, then making that the circumference of the INSIDE of a ‘donut’ or ‘tire’ of fabric.
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