Sharing my Peony Vest from Revisions - Diane Ericson. Just created out of scraps from Era Jacket (the embroidered linen). My DS just taught me how to
upload images so I can share anywhere. Amazing.....
Peony Vest from Revisions
Full View - this is a size XL on my Size 12 body clone dressform - so please
don't judge fit!
Closeup of collar on same vest.
I'll share how I got the design from the fabric to the collar to then free
motion with monofilament thread:
1. Did a rubbing with pencil side on tissue paper of the motif on the embroidered linen
2. Dropped feed dogs at unthreaded machine and traced the tracing to punch holes in the tissue
3. Made a 'pouncer' of a loosely woven knit scrap with chalkoner Refill powder in it - rubber band to hold closed. Layed my pattern with holes in it now over the fabric (right side) and pounced so powder shows up on fabric
where holes are in tissue
4. padded with scrap of quilt batting and proceeded to free motion with monofilament thread
A very cool technique I learned from April Dunn years ago.