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House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th

Acorn

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2019, 10:17:46 AM »
That is beautiful!!   :loveit:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Sewingsue

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2019, 12:08:24 PM »
Looks beautiful (and there is always a tiny gap in the gutta).

Steam fix dyes produce the most amazing effect, but AFAIK steamers are very expensive.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

mudcat

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2019, 20:21:29 PM »
elisep, I've used Dye-Na-Flow on silk and made garments from it.  The hand tends to soften up over time.

elisep

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2019, 10:23:15 AM »
Thank you everyone! Full disclosure I copied the peacock  0_0 my drawing skills are not that good!!!

Mudcat that's good to know, thanks. I've seen a few options for a home made steamer so I think it's worth a try. I also did see advertised a company that will steam silks for you so that's an option I can look at too. Just need to work out the pros and cons for paints vs dyes!

SewRuthieSews

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2019, 13:08:47 PM »
SewRuthieSews Entry #1 Closet Case Ultimate Scrap Busting DIY Fabric Floor Pouf made from various denim scraps.


Free pattern available from
https://closetcasepatterns.com/fabric-floor-pouf-free-sewing-pattern/
(sewjo)



Iminei

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2019, 15:42:50 PM »
Oh! Im sooooo loving the pocket ... ideal for the remote!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Manuela

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #81 on: February 28, 2019, 05:37:40 AM »
A quick reminder - any more entry sumissions should be up until February 7th.

elisep

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #82 on: March 02, 2019, 11:08:03 AM »
Well I finished my cushion several weeks ago now but totally forgot I needed to post it here!
I did paint a back side to the cushion but when I set the paints with my iron, I missed a section! And it washed out  :| I wasn't that enamoured with it anyway, so instead I just used plain white cotton drill for the back. I also underlined the silk front with the same cotton drill. I also purchased some white corded piping to use around the edges, but once I got it home and put it against the silk, it was much too "white" (my silk is "natural white" or just a shade lighter than ivory). So, that got left out too, and the result is a much simpler cushion than I originally planned. It also needs a smaller cushion insert so that you don't lose so much of the border.

Anyway, here's my entry into the House Beautiful Contest;


fajita

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #83 on: March 02, 2019, 11:16:23 AM »
A quick reminder - any more entry sumissions should be up until February 7th.

@Manuela February 7th?

Greybird

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #84 on: March 02, 2019, 11:46:24 AM »
@elisep that's lovely. Doesn't need any more embellishment.

Manuela

Re: House Beautiful Contest - January 1st to February 28th
« Reply #85 on: March 02, 2019, 12:39:09 PM »
@Manuela February 7th?

Opps, too much work and not enough sleep... March 7th of course. Thank you @fajita