4/27/15

MY WORKSPACE





FABRIC FABRIC FABRIC!!! I LOVE FABRIC and the COLORS! Surrounding myself all around beautiful fabric gets me so inspired to work on so many projects. Here is a preview of some silk Kaftan cover ups that I will be selling on my online boutique. It is almost ready but there are so many beautiful fabric choices, I keep starting on a new one...I need to focus.... In the meantime, if you want to make one of these yourself, you can download the instructions here -->

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I have finally organized my fabric closet by color. Lets hope this closet stays this way for a while.



You can never have too many thread colors. So many variations in color!



My fabric closet is maxed out! Knit fabrics folded on one side and all my silk fabrics hung on the other side. I keep rolls of fabric in a storage unit for now. I guess you can never have enough fabric!






~Namaste


4/22/15

PROJECT #24 ~ CASUAL ROMANTIC ELEGANCE ~ DIY SILK VEST

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Casual, Romantic, Elegance is the inspiration for this silk vest I made. Used neutral nudes with faded denim blue color for the mood board. I love the light and airy touch and feel of this delicate silk chiffon jacquard fabric I used. The sheer and drapiness of the the silk chiffon gives a real feminine touch to wear with faded denim pants. This vest looks fancy and difficult to make but you'll be surprised how simple and easy of a project it is. All you need is a little bit of fabric and a sewing machine to stitch and finish the hem all around. Follow the simple step by step instructions with diagram below!

 
Skill Level: Beginner
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Fabric Quantity: 2 yards (For this vest, I only used 1/2 of the 2 yards but if you use the full 2 yards, the vest can be made longer and worn as a beach coverup). OR you can make 2 vests with the 2 yards OR make 1 vest and 1 scarf with the left over remaining fabric :-)  
Fabric Quality: Use Silk, Polyester or Rayon fabrics with drape!















The armhole opening is at the top joining at the shoulder and side.







This is how the garment looks flat.







1. Divide/cut the fabric in 1/2. My fabric was 44" selvedge to selvedge to when I cut in half, I got 22". (See above in "fabric quantity" explanation for ideas on what you can do with the remaining 1/2 of the left over fabric.







2. Clean finish the hem on all 4 sides by top stitching 1/8" to 1/4" baby hemline.







3. From both ends, fold 16 1/2" towards center as shown above. 





4. Sew front and back together 3 3/4" on both sides for shoulder width as shown above. This will create the armhole opening! That's it! You have completed this project! How easy was that!?!


 


Enjoy your nice looking scarf vest!!