Sunset Style - Sewstylish Spring Challenge Contest

comments (6) June 1st, 2009 in gallery     

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icanmakethat icanmakethat, member
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I designed this outfit for myself, using the features that I felt would compliment my body type and size. The fabrics I used for the tunic and the shorts were both a cotton-lycra blend. I wanted a fitted, sleek and elegant look with easy care and comfortable fabric. By adding a front band under the front bodice, I was able to feature a machine embroidery design. Inserted at the top edge of both the bodice and the back is a 1/4 inch contrasting fabric trim that is enhanced with decorative topstitching. The same treatment was done to the straps. A fly was added to the zippers on both the tunic and the shorts for ease of wearing. The shorts were also lengthened 3 inches, which is a better length for my body type. I learned to sew in my teens and have never stopped sewing. This includes everything from intricate horse show outfits to bathing suits to upholstery. So much more than a hobby, it is more of a lifestyle for me. I hope to win this contest based on my experience, my techniques and my style that I have demonstrated through this distinctive outfit.

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Comments (6)

Terri_A writes: Great job! Nice embroidery work.
Posted: 5:29 pm on June 3rd
showqueen99 writes: This is a wonderful outfit. The embroidery is fabulous, it really does help complete the look. The cut and style really does flatter your figure and the material that you chose was great. You did an awesome job on this garment. Good luck with your entry!
Posted: 11:10 am on June 3rd
Madeitmine writes: Very nice embroidery! Looks beautiful.
Posted: 6:23 pm on June 2nd
AthenaWeaves writes: I love your embroidery work! I don’t think I would have had the bravery to attempt that for this contest. Your camisole looks so lovely and the color is beautiful on you. Good luck with your entry!
Posted: 4:12 pm on June 2nd
theemptynest writes: Love the embroidery on the top and the fit is flattering...good job!
Posted: 7:10 am on June 2nd
GertieT writes: Wow! Excellent fit, especially on the tunic. And the embroidery is gorgeous!
Posted: 10:48 pm on June 1st
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