WHAT DO YOU USE TO CARRY YOUR EMBROIDERY PARAPHERNALIA?

#seamstress #wwproblems I was carrying this ugly ziplock pouch with my threads for a while now for when I m doing #embroidery while in the transports or away from home and was feeling pretty ashamed for having such an ugly thing in my bag. Lazyness winning it all I really had to wait the moment when the bottom openned and I was gonna loose things to find a better option. I then decided to go for a gorgeous #vintagezipper in a #powderpink color with #ivory #silkorganza so I could see through which I find convenient. I aslo added some #couture#frenchseams ET VOILA! Pretty happy that good old plastic bag collapsed!👧🏻🤘🏻#sewing

BEFORE….. :(((

AFTER :)))

 

DON T LOOK THROUGH THE KEYHOLE!

Don t risk a look through the #keyhole !

Had a little fun by customizing one of the embroidery kits from my Etsy shop.

#holdmetight #embroiderykit for sale in my #etsyshop and customised with a keyhole background #johnwillie #bizarre #pinup #bondage #blackhair

https://www.etsy.com/listing/263842769/hold-me-tight-bizarre-pin-up-embroidery

 

 

Luscious Valerie And Ida Flower Power on KOLLABORA!

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e021cabadd7de1a2cb9710f4e&id=f069ef6f23&e=fe13cccc4d

 

Downloadable PDF Embroidery Patterns for just 5$ !

#kollabora

 

I NEED YOUR VOTE!!!!! METALLIC RED OR GOLD???? For this Lady s hair!

Please go to #kollabora and vote for the SCARF LADY hair color.

The majority will win!

Click here!

http://www.kollabora.com/projects/trying-finish-scarf-lady-embroidery

 

MY WORK IS ON KOLLABORA!!!!!!

I am so proud and honnored to have my work featured on Kollabora!

It is just the first steps but there will be lots of new patterns to download shortly and also tutorials! Please take a look:

http://www.kollabora.com/brands/vintagemadbym?tab=supplies#supplies

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

HappyNewYear!

May 2016 be filled with love and creative projects for all of you!

 

I am already working on some new embroidery kits with lace appliqué. They will be soon in my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageMadbyM?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Thank you so much for all the kind words and reviews, it means a lot to me! A special thanks to Grace.💗

 

You can now follow me on INSTAGRAM:

VINTAGEMADBYM

 

 

BIZARRE , PIN UP EMBROIDERY KITS, NEW LINE.

New line of embroidery kits for sale in my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/258443436/rita-the-moon-the-stars-bizarre-pin-up

This line of kits is inspired by John Willie' s BIZARRE Magazines, published around the 50' s.

He liked leggy, dark-haired, small-breasted women and used to take photographs and then draw from the photographs.

It is said that the secretaries at BIZARRE were also his models.

 

This kit is designed and adapted to an embroidery work, using one of Willie' s drawing.

 

This pattern uses only two easy stitches and might be done in a few evenings.

 

The Embroidery Kit comes with:

 

– an embroidery needle.

– black embroidery floss.

-metallic embroidery thread

– calico with the pattern drawn or printed over it ( you will just have to follow the lines…)

– a good quality ( made in the UK) 7 inches ( 18 cm) wooden embroidery hoop.

This hoop can also be used as a frame, and be painted or just left natural.

– an instructions sheet with all the informations you will need.

 

The finished embroidery will measure 7 inches in diameter.

 

The kit comes in a cellophane envelope.

 

New designs, soon to come, here is a preview of the drafts……

 

From Tablecloth to 60′ s A-line dress

I ve been given 2 huge bin bags full of old tablecloth. I usually accept all kinds of vintage fabric, linen, curtains, etc…..as I know some of them can become very interesting to upcycle.

I ve made some of my favorite dresses from curtains.

I also decided I wanted to sew A-line dresses for my stall next summer at the Brunswick Festival in Hove. They are easy to do, suit and fit most of the people and are timeless.

I decided to give a go with these tablecloth, using an old ” pattern” I found 4 years ago in a tutorial from Elle magazine. It s a very simple pattern, 2 pieces of fabric, front darts at the bust and no closure. The pattern goes for facings around the neckline and armholes, but I decided to sew bias instead. I also rounded a bit the armholes.

In case you are interested to give it a go, here are the patterns, the measurments are in centimeters and DO NOT include the 1.5cm seam allowances.

For the first dress, I choose the fabric I liked less to check first if I liked this pattern.

I must admitt I m quite happy with the result and even made a coordinating Tote Bag for fun!

More A- line dresses to come soon!!!!

 

 

 

A VERY PRACTICAL PURSE FOR MY EMBROIDERY WORKS

I needed a practical, light but efficient little bag to tidy, carry and protect my embroidery works while travelling.

I ve spent a lot of time browsing on internet desperatly to find the perfect one. Lots of them where pretty big with tonns of complicated subdivisions and required the use of a million notions to make. I really couldn t make up my mind, when suddenly I thought of one of my favorite zipper pouch: the one I made using the Craftsy tutorial. I already made a post about it:

https://vintagemadbymuriel.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/a-personnalized-zipper-pouch-video-tutorial-from-craftsy/

After all, it s a very solid, light but protective pouch and I already made more than 20 of them to give to friends or to keep. Of course for my 17cm embroidery hoop I needed more a square shape than a rectangle. I then simply changed the measurements of the 3 basic pieces of fabric and upgraded them to : 25 . 25 cm, 25 . 9 cm and 25 . 17 cm.

I had a very beautiful small piece of vintage fabric, I really loved it but didn t know what to sew out of it. It was too small for a bag, not appropriate for a headband and I wanted something that I would as well use a lot and keep for ever! And it was perfect for my embroidery travel bag! I also choose a nice vintage metal zipper.

 

How cool it is when the lining is almost as beautiful as the outside……

When I tidy my embroidery I just put the threads over the embroidery then fold the 4 sides of the fabric towards the right side of the embroidery and it s ready to go in my lovely zipper pouch!

I love it so much that I might make one for all the different sizes of embroidery hoop I possess!

I had a few little fabric left and will make an other zipper pouch, smaller and adding a little dyed linen to complete it as it s not enough for a whole pouch. Pictures coming soon!