Saturday, February 9, 2013

Chinese Happy New Year

"Happy New Year"

A beautiful butterfly soars & red Chinese lanterns flutter in the wind over a quaint Chinese village celebrating the New Year.

Vintage GUESS George Marciano Denim Jean Jacket was embellished with a textile art piece.
 The applique began with a piece of  Designer Kaufmann Chinese Toile fabric. I cut red circles out of fabric then bleached a portion of them for the bottom of the lanterns. Free motion embroidery was done to complete the lanterns as well as adding sequins & rhinestones. A pretty blue denim butterfly was add and the applique attached. The lanterns swing from strings of vintage black velvet that has a glitter print that just twinkles in the light, sequins & diamond like rhinestones top the lanterns. Different colored sequins were used for the strings of the lanterns.   Click HERE to purchase.

Monday, February 4, 2013

"Redwood Forest"
This unique piece started with a brand new w/ tags vintage-ish Jones of New York Robe with a pretty leaf pattern. I cut a opening in the back to just under the waist. There I added a leaf pattern silky olive fabric making 2 darts on each side to gather & drape. I also added some leaf shapes to the bottom and the top of the robe. Free motion embroidery for little branches.  Next I added a vintage beautiful brown soft silk fabric with little gold metallic sparkles that twinkle in the light to the sleeves & bottom.  Trimmed in a pretty wine color scalloped lace.  A bow of sorts was added to the bussel, which is a tube that holds several draped pieces of fabric.

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