(This is another post in our series previewing our NEW eBook- “Rock Star ‘Peace’work“- which will be available Sunday, May 1st by download.)
So for this, the final project for our eBook, we wanted to hit it out of the park, so to speak. We wanted to close with a project that would literally knock your socks off, so you couldn’t wait to try out “RockStar ‘Peace’work” for yourself.
And here’s the deal… this design, (which is again inspired by “The Lord of the Rings” and named ‘The Shire’), was originally conceived and sketched to be yet another Pouch embellishment for our Quattro handbag pattern. For this last example, we wanted to show you how it takes very little effort to transform a design for one project (in this case, a handbag) to another (like this vest.)
And you know what? All the pattern pieces for creating this look on the front pouch of our Quattro bag are a special bonus inclusion in Rock Star Embellishing. Who’s gonna be the first to make it up? I’m aching for a picture of it for the website! (hint hint) 🙂
As in a previous post, Kwik Sew #3460 was used as our basic pattern. (The sectioned back section is just so perfect for the embellishment purposes.) For a bit of a change, we simply deleted the sleeves, modified the arm holes a bit and added facings, transforming it into a vest. Our goal for this, the last project presented in Rock Star ‘Peace’work, was to demonstrate how easily sketches and plans for one particular project can be transformed and used in other ways.
I really had a lot of fun working on this project and you know what? This beautiful embellishment was accomplished using scraps and leftovers from the stash in my fabric closet. How cool is that? Just goes to show you that embellishing doesn’t really have to be an expensive undertaking… as a matter fact… it can be a very inventive way to recycle and repurpose your textile collection. 🙂
I got the 3 coordinating greens for the rest of the vest from Vicky Welsh, my new go-to girl. Her fabric is really nice to work with and the dyeing was superb! Just in case you forget where her Etsy shop is, you can click here.