"Twist & Shout" project. It wasn't really permanent, but given the tiny quantities needed for the doll, we didn't really need to worry about the pleats falling out. Today's project explores permanent fabric manipulation using polyester or nylon fabric, and tiny objects which provide three-dimensional special effects to our fabric.
|Pink: coins; Blue: beads; Dots: Running stitches gathered|
|Wrap each fabric in aluminum foil before placing in the oven.|
Heat your oven to 325F (170C). Wrap each fabric in aluminum foil and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.You want to fiber to soften but not melt or burn. So after 15 minutes, take a peak to make sure nothing is turning yellow. Remove from oven and let cool. Remove the string.
|Remove the thread and Voila!|
Regarding the garments featured here, the pink (effects created with coins) was simply tossed over the shoulders of Muriel as an evening wrap.
The blue is a fabric, readily found in stores known as "crystal polyester." The puckers were created using beads. I simply tacked it over an existing dress.
For the polka dotted black sheer, I gathered rows of running stitches. But instead of using the resulting effect as a horizontal pleating, I chose to use it on the vertical. This "tube" dress was created with single stitch down the back.
The girls are off to Philadelphia, this weekend to attend the opening of the Patrick Kelly Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Then next, we're back in Paris where lots of fun events (including the Barbie exhibition) await us. We'll be back next week with full reports!!!
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