Sewing the last item for my project 333 summer capsule wardrobe

Sewing the last item for my project 333 summer capsule wardrobe

This is my last make for my Project 333 summer capsule wardrobe. Tomorrow you’ll get to see all 33 pieces.

I used the pattern from my Sew Serendipity book. I love this book- the great way of mixing fabrics and I adore the finishing touches to the garments. I made the same version skirt as last time. I’ve shown it here with the purple vest top I’ll be using in my capsule.

I decided that I wanted to tie in the fabrics a bit more. On the last skirt I did this based on the embellishments described in the book plus one of my own design. This time I wanted to pull some of the pattern from the top of the skirt into the bottom section. I found a swirl stamp that had been free with the June 2012 issue of craft stamper magazine that made a good match for the swirl in the middle of the flower pattern. It was a grungy swirl by artistic stamper.
I have several methods of stamping on fabrics. I usually make a colour swatch of the various inks I have. This time the colour Celadon in my Versacraft ink pads gave me the best match to the aqua colour swirl in my flower fabric. I then stamped my pattern around the bottom section of my skirt using my bar stamping gear. I made my skirt first and marked the centre front and back at the bottom with a water-soluble pen. I then used the bar to stamp the swirl at set intervals. The pictures also show the top stitching. I do feel this makes it seem a bit more professional. What do you think?

Very difficult to get the swirl to show up in photos!

That is my last make for my summer project 333 capsule wardrobe. Tomorrow you’ll get to see all the project 333 items (just as I put them away and get out my Autumn project 333 capsule!!)
Here are the links for all the posts in the series so far

Other posts in my sewing for summer project 333 capsule wardrobe series

You make me proud card with inkadinkadoo stamping gear

You make me proud card with inkadinkadoo stamping gear

It is A level results day in the UK today when our students find out if they got their university place. I actually make and give any cards before the results come out as I am proud of the recipients for their efforts.

This is a very different card for me- it was difficult to photograph as it is pearlescent card and a white stamped sentiment). Since I was doing a masculine card I used the photo below to come up with the colour combination of purple and green.

I wanted to use my new inkadinkadoo stamping gear. It is so much fun! I spent ages just messing around with various stamps and the gear on blank paper.

I used green and purple Centura card to make the card base and the sentiment layer. When I had cut the card with my trusty guillotine  I used my corner punch to round the edges. I also score the card and embossed the frame using the trimmer as it allows me to emboss lines accurately using the measurements. I use the gap in the middle of the ruler above the channel to do this using my embossing tool.

 I took some lime centura pearl paper and used citrus, purple twilight and aqua alcohol inks dotted  on a Ranger blending tool. I then added some blending solution to it and then randomly dabbed on the paper.The texture of the card is quite glossy so the colour smooshes about beautifully!

I used the circular cog and the bottom right stamp in the set with pearlescent purple ink (so it would stand out) . To stamp the pattern.I decided to place the sentiment in the top third and arrange the stamping so it frames the stamp. However, to make it look more like shop pattern paper I did two more patterns at each bottom corner.
I quite often buy lots of white ribbon and then use ink to decorate it so that it matches the rest of my card. On this card a made a pennant ribbon shape with white lacey ribbon and dotted it with the same alcohol inks (I did this on a piece of card as the ribbon acts a bit like a stencil so I can use the scrap of card in another project). The sentiment is a proud as a peacock stamp set that I got with a magazine (I forget which one). This is stamped in white pearlescent ink which is why it is so difficult to see in a photo! I used 3D foam pads to add a bit of dimension and pop to the sentiment.

I also decorated the inside of the card to match. I have a stash of pearlescent white paper I use for digi art as well. I used the same alcohol inks and technique on the paper for the inside of the card. I used the oval cog, same stamp and same ink to decorate the inside. I used my shape cutter to cut an oval from the lime pearlescent card and wrote my message here.

I’ve enjoyed playing with the stamping gear- I’m in the middle of some other experiments with it so I’ll post more examples soon.
I’d like to enter my card for the following challenges. Do head over and check out the links as there are some amazing cards linked up there.