Hello! It's Silvia Souza.
Natalie Chanin aka Alabama Chanin is one of my heroes. I discovered her work a few years ago, and loved how she made t-shirt fabric embroidered garments that look like updated Renaissance clothing. My admiration for her grew as I read her books; she was reviving not only the arts but also the economy of a former cotton mill town in the South.
My eldest son will be married next year and I am inspired to make my dress using techniques gleaned from her. I also gained confidence for this process in a class I took with Karen McElfish at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA, taking apart old t-shirts and recycling them into new shirts.
Before starting the dress, I needed to try out stitches and stencil techniques in a sample. I found two t-shirts on sale for $2 apiece and decided to use them as canvas and practice project.
I stenciled them using Terri Stegmiller's Curvy Stems (L122).
Then I started playing with threads and stitches. I modified a McCall’s pattern and cut up the components and reassembled the two t-shirts into one.
Wow! This is absolutely brilliant and beautiful! LOVE the idea, love the stitching, love the finished project! So inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
I am a huge Alabama Chanin fan too. Love what you have done!ReplyDelete
Do you have a tutorial somewhere about what paints tonuse and how to stencil on fabric?ReplyDelete
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This is just amazing and inspirational.ReplyDelete
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