|Printing with a Jumbo Tee Juice Pen with a stencil|
By this time of the summer I always feel the need to have something new in my closet. Sometimes that process involves making fabric or changing up an old favorite garment.
Making fabric for summer sewing:
|Drawing with a sewing curve|
I am experimenting with new ways to combine the Tee Juice Pens with my stencils. I am excited about the results. Here is the process: I used the Jumbo Tee Juice Pen in my Greyscale set
and quickly rubbed it through some part of the Big Hopper Stencil
. This type of application has a very watercolor brushstroke look. By drawing more lines in the 2 other sizes of pens, I like what I am getting. I use my sewing curves to get the nice clean lines with the smaller pens. I am going to play with adding some color to the next ones. This technique will be beautiful with my new stencil designs that will be available soon.
|Drawing and Stenciling with Tee Juice Pens|
|Stenciled Torri Top |
With the warmer temperatures, I reach for my light-weight cottons and silk organza layers to keep it all light and airy. Here are 2 of my favorites:
A mint green silk organza Torrii Top, Pattern #100 the Torrii Collection
. I stenciled it with flying critters from my Bugs in Flight Stencil
. If I'm using lightweight fabrics...I like to keep the details simple...no buttonholes, maybe ties...or just a favorite pin if I want to close it. I like this piece over a slipdress for a summer evening outing. I love to give it a spritz of lavender rose water as I am pressing it too! If you are planning to make the Torri, It has many variations and it makes a fabulous comfortable summer dress with a short sleeve in linen.
|Folded & Printed Linen Vest|
Another favorite is my linen vest. It was an oversized jacket. After removing the sleeves, folding, pressing and stitching, I added a contrasting binding to some of the edges. I printing the surface design with my Jacquard Paints
.You may have a favorite collection of images. I used my Spring Leaves
and Bugs in Flight
stencils on this garment.
I hope you are enjoying the summer months and will add some printed fabric to your sewing, Diane