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Photos by Bill Milner, guard dog protection
by Mac This vest was hooped and sewn on two layers of bridal tulle
with a layer of water soluable stabilizer on the top and the bottom. I used
Maderia's Burmilana (acrylic/wool blend) thread and white bobbin thread.
Eliminate side seams of vest when planning pattern so that design won't
be interrupted by seam. The only seam will be at the shoulders. I basted
with 2" stitches, all layers together around perimeter and down center
back of the large rectangle (allow at least 2" extra larger all around
than actual vest pattern size.)
Austrian lead crystals and glass beads were added to center of eyelet stitches. I found a 7" spring embroidery hoop easy to re-position hoop to a new part of fabric. Since you do not actually cut out the vest until all embroidery work is finished there is no problem getting hoop in shoulder areas and edges of vest. Use seam sealant along all edges of vest BEFORE cutting out vest.
|Polar Fleece Jacket |
An original design jacket. Single button closure is made from ultra suede for theAntler button. Hoffman batik fabric used as facing. Ultra suede strips cut with "wavy" blade rotary cutter. Wavy strips were used as a flat piping in armscyes. Bear applique over pocket is also of a Hoffman fabric with a "sun" stitch (Pfaff 1475/7750-#44/#155) and angular satin stitched graphic lines to complete bear detail.