Friday, 30 June 2017

Stepping Out Vintage Anniversary Card

Every time I use this monochrome colouring technique I wonder why I don;t use it more often.  It's so effective and yet so quick and simple.  

I've used ribbon and lace on this card both held in place with double sided tape which wraps around to the back of the paper panel hiding the raw edges.  I've also added a little swatch of ribbon tied through a charm.  The charm is stuck to the card which in turns holds the ribbon in place.

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Here's the sketch from Catch the Bug:

Burda 9408 Polka Dot TShirt

I love this navy polka dot fabric, it's a lovely quality and very cute whilst still being practical.  I've paired it with a couple of old vests for the sleeves.

Fold front neck band in half.

Sew narrow edges, clip, turn and press.

Pin neckband onto front.

Sew, finish and press.

Finish facing edges and sew onto front.

Press to back.

Fold under laps wrong sides together.

Sew onto back.


Fold back neckband.

Sew narrow edges, clip and turn.

And press.

Pin to back.


Pin shoulders together and set in sleeves.

Side seams.

Press sleeve and bottom hems.

Stitch with a twin needle.

Apply press fasteners.