So if you have an old blouse hanging around that you're not too crazy about -- be brave and cut the bottom off and try this -- not just white on white -- use colors or make a theme blouse. I can't wait to try this on some of my other old blouses. It's a fun project and really didn't take all that long -- about a weekend project, working on it off and on.
Friday, June 20, 2008
White on White
I've told you all about my friend Crazy Judyth, who sells great packages of CQ (crazy quilt) fabrics. Here's what I did with one of her white on white packages. I saw this idea for a blouse on whip.net, where they took a blouse, cut off the bottom and attached handkerchiefs. I tried that and didn't like it. So now I had a blouse with the bottom cut off. Hmm. What to do. I know! CQ it! So that's what I did.
I added some embroidery, several pieces of lace, a doily with some silk ribbon embroidery on it and beads and buttons galore. I had to keep the embellishments a little on the conservative side since I do have to sit in my chair at work and lean back. Nothing worse then having a bead or a button pressing on your spinal cord all day (LOL). There are a couple of little yo-yo flowers also.
After I finished all the embellishing, I then sewed the bottom of the blouse back on to the rest of the blouse. The silk/satin/fancy fabrics are all from Crazy Judyth. There are a few cottons thrown in, just because I like to mix things up, and those are strictly from my stash. Judyth specializes in the fancy fabrics only, no cottons.