This book is packed full of great ideas for using trim:
A long-established element of the fashion world, where they are used widely as trimmings, belts, and tie fastenings on shoes, clothes, hats, and adorning wrists, necks, and hair, ribbons have now come even closer to the home wardrobe.
With her natural flair for color and texture, nothing is too daunting or avant garde for Louise Turner when it comes to making fantastic fashion statements through customizing clothes and making all variety of beautiful garments for every season and occasion.
At a glance, the materials and trimmings that will be used to make
the fabulous range of clothing and accessories in the book will
include: ribbon, silk and satin, braids, bullions, raffia, string,
glass, wire, buttons and beads, sequins, wood, feathers, shells, horn
bone, faux fur, leather, and mock suede.
Louise Turner is a handbag and textile designer. Her handbags comprise glorious one-off creations and bespoke collections and have attracted much attention. Her work has also been exhibited in Brussels, Paris, and London.
I think one of my personal favorite projects is this:
I can totally see wearing this on New Year's Eve! If you need the full directions grab yourself a copy of Fashion Trims: Customize and Create Clothes and Accessories
I got inspired to make something with trims for Christmas while flipping through Fashion Trims:
Customize and Create Clothes and Accessories
This is what I came up with. A cute little Christmas tree! It was so easy.
I started with a Styrofoam cone and two shades of lace scalloped trim. Holding both trims together and starting from the bottom I wrapped the cone.
I stuck a straight pin at the top to secure the ends.
Can you tell what I used for the trunk? Yup, that's just an old wooden spool of brown thread. I thought it kept with the "sewing supply theme" of this tree.
Now on to day 7 of our:
15 days of Holiday Goodness Giveaways!
Simply leave your answer to each day's question in each day's comment section and we will randomly pick a winner of a book from each day's commenter. You can enter every day but you are only eligible to win 2 times! (You can go back and answer previous day's questions. We will be drawing the winners after the first of the year.)
Today's question (since I am already thinking about New Years Eve):
7. What are your crafting resolutions for 2009?
Answer: Organize, organize, organize! Last year's resolution was to try to make something every day, and I think I do pretty much. But I do find I am not the best at cleaning up yesterday's supplies and getting them put back in the right spot which makes finding them again and having a nice clean work area to start a new project not happen.
Be sure to read the comments of others, maybe you can pick one up a good idea that will make crafting in the new year even better and more productive!
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