Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pin tucks and special buttons

Nancy - Pin-tucks for Embellishment
Nancy demonstrated her lovely, puffy pin-tucks that we all admired on her shell.  A pretty way to add a couture detail to your garments.

Susan -- Stacking Buttons for a Unique Look
Susan brought a supply of buttons to play with while the group discussed the key points to a successful pairing of buttons.  Stacked buttons (or buttons and beads) add an extra dimension that can make that jacket, vest or cuff "sing".

Ginny -- Chanel buttons -- Metal buttons with fabric "Piping"
Ginny demonstrated how to create buttons that exactly match your jacket by "upholstering" a metal button with your jacket fabric, lining or accent fabric.

See pictures from show 'n' tell via Flickr at right.