The 1950's certainly stands out as a memorable fashion era. In fact, this decade is probably re-visted more than any other decade in modern history! Just why that's the case is anyone's guess. Perhaps it's because fifties fashions generally make us think of fun times and Happy Days!
In the first part of the program you'll get a history lesson on darts from Peggy Sagers. Learn from Peggy how darts make a difference and flatter every figure with great fit. Would you believe there are three darts in this illustration? Two are easy to find. Watch the show to find out about the third and also see where, why, and how to use a French dart like the one shown below.
Next, stay tuned for more fun with fashions for 18-inch dolls presented by Pearl Krush.
Be sure to Log In and visit the project section of the web site where you'll find a full size Free pattern for this delightful doll sized poodle skirt from Pearl Lousie Designs.
Last but not least, if you are crazy for couching I think you’ll enjoy my short segment at the tail end of the show. This time we are featuring couched accents stitched with specialty accessory feet. Couching is a technique offering lots of style with very little effort. Watch as I demonstrate how to couch narrow ribbon using the Brother Braiding Foot.
There are many accessory options for attaching cords, yarn, and narrow braids on your sewing machine. This super easy technique is accomplished with straight or decorative stitches that skip from side to side and connect the trim to your fabric surface. Below, take a look at some examples of projects made with Brother accessory attachments designed specifically for couching.
This texturized tote bag, features yarn attached using the Free Motion Couching attachment. It's easy to add texture with yarn when you use the print on the fabric as your guide. CLICK HERE for more information, along with complete instructions for creating this tote.
You'll find this special free motion accessory available for Brother Quattro machines too!
You can decorate ordinary fleece scarves with colorful couched trim! Click on each of the images above for project instructions currently posted on www.brothersews.com.
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