sewliloquies

Sewliloquies is a sewing pun on the literary term soliloquy meaning reflective monologue.

Category Archives: Embroidery

Photoshop As A Design Tool

I am experimenting with using Photoshop as a design tool. This is the first attempt at sketching an illustration with Photoshop. I haven’t really used Photoshop as a drawing tool before; mostly it’s for editing my photography. The idea behind this sketch is clearly tribal bellydance style with a typical 10 yard skirt and tribal …

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Embroidered Bracers

Here are some initial designs for the embroidered bracers. They probably won’t be exactly like this but the embroidery designs are where I’m heading.

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Design Process

Now that I’m full swing in the design process (this collection has actually been circulating in my brain for months) I feel like I have a better grasp on what I’ll need to complete it. So, here’s my basic plan, for those that are interested: I’m planning on using primarily cotton, silk and possibly bamboo …

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Global Garb

Trying to launch the Global Garb collection I’m inspired to create! I need some fabric from Dharma Trading, some thread for the embroidery, and a little bit of gumption to #createsomething.

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Kick Pleats With a Cherry On Top

I finished the dress. Woot. The kick pleats were torn apart and re-pressed, re-sewn not once, not twice, but THREE times. They finally laid flat, so I said don’t lets do it over again.   I also sewed the hem with the machine blind hem stitch. (There is supposedly a blind hem foot too, but …

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Getting Pretty Serious

I am doing what’s called “getting pretty serious” about sewing. While I have been slacking a bit in the garment making area, I have been working on expanding my skills. First, I am taking a Dressmaking and Design course through Penn Foster. While I would prefer a local, hands on classroom approach, it is hard …

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