Please excuse my late post. I try my best, and usually succeed to post on Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week. This week I have missed my goal of Tuesday, so I have to post today.
The weather has been amazing! And I have been keeping busy. This past week I began working on something I had never thought of attempting. I began making lovely feminine cuffs! I have continued to work on a dress, and I just completed two swim-suit covers I will be photographing this afternoon to enter into the Craftzine/Singer Contest.
Next week I will be delivering a dress to a girl who will be turning eighteen. The dress is beautifully constructed from her own design. I thought it would be wonderful to make something extra for her. So using left over fabric from her dress I made her a lovely cuff!
I am not much of a jewelry wearer, but sometimes when I dress-up, I think it would be nice to wear an accessory, something beautiful and feminine!
So this is the first and the gift that I made. Using remains of the fabric from the dress I used a velvet base bound along the edges with a bias. And included two lovely butterflies, since the person receiving the dress and the gift is so keen to buterflies!
For this beauty I was inspired by the wonderful summer day! And I had also received my wonderful order of ribbons from a fellow Etsy shop- The Stitch End. They have a lovely assortment of ribbons and buttons!
I began with a fucshia base and using classic millinery ribbon techniques I constructed the decor. The ribbons were so inspiring!
These sequence pieces had been in my possession for a short time time, I knew I was saving them for something. The grey silk shantung is ruched and then attached to the three piece base. I used a lovely ribbon for the flower and a velvet vintage black leaf to finish it off!
This one is made of a vintage linen base. It is from a curtain my husband remembers having in the house growing up. We are not certain how old the curtain is but as far back as he can remember it was there.
I had a open-weave ribbon that fit perfect for a classic cuff. This cuff contains a lacing for a closure. I thought it would be nice to combine the classic with the flirty!
This one I constructed after watching a 17th century Italian movie. I wanted to incorporate some of the techniques used on the women's dresses.
I rouched a one inch piece of purple silk, with cording along the edges and attached it on the orange silk shantung base. I then added box-pleats using the red ribbon, and used decorative hand-stitching to attach it on the the base. Of course I had to include some frilly ribbon, using more of the ribbon from my newly acquired pieces!
And here I have included two of the scarves used to make one of my swim-suit cover. I enjoyed challenging myself and creating them using only summer, wispy, see-through, scarves of linen and silk!
I will keep my fingers crossed on the wonderful prize of a much needed new sewing machine!!!
I will post my creations next week!!
Please Note: Other photos of the cuffs can be viewed and purchased in my Etsy shop- Monjio Creations.
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