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Thursday, April 30, 2009

New fabric

I'm trying to recreate a photo of myself.  It's a photo of me from the 80's with the "Big" hair and shoulder pads.  I really want to make the jacket in the photo like the one in the photo.  Call me crazy but I did like that jacket.  Didn't think I would be able to unless I happened upon some fabric somewhere that looked similar.  Well, today I sat down at my embellisher and started to play.  At first I thought it wasn't going to work, it was too linear and the colors weren't quite right.  Than it accidently flipped over and guess what!  The back of fabric was very close to what I needed.  And even better, I like it!!
Here is what I did.  First I alternated black and pink yarn on the maroon fabric.  Like this, don't forget you can click on the images to enlarge them.

I covered it all with black tulle, which is to me magical.  Black tulle just disappears into the fabric when you place it on top of almost anything.  I pinned in the squares to keep it from shifting.  Like this

Than I took it to my embellisher and started to attach the yarn to the background fabric.  Like this

As I was embellishing, I was a little disappointed thinking it wasn't going to work, when a part of it flipped over and I saw the back.  That's when I remembered one of the best things about an embellisher is both sides are open for use.  The back of the fabric was perfect for what I wanted.
Always fun to have a surprise ending that turns out for the best.
The first photo shows the front, the second shows the back.  which would you use?
Have a creative day. Janet


Bridget473 said...

You're right -- they're both great! I think I like the front. And I love the picture -- you had great 80's hair!

Chris from NJ said...

Nice hair!!! Nice way to make the fabric for the jacket. It really looks like the fabric.

The Skipper said...

I love that picture! I think you should do Dad too. Can you make a mustache with an embellisher?

Melissa said...

Whoa... That is really great that you can make your own fabric... now can you make your own money?