Monday, March 30, 2015

Accessories: purses, scarves and buttons

With Lauren, Sue, and Lisa! What a great program. These three people are brimming with ideas and inspiration. Check it out:

Lauren works with leather, upholstery fabrics, and many thrift store finds. Here are some of her varied and gorgeous purses:

Below Laurel showed us how she constructs the lining with all sorts of pockets before attaching it to the purse.

The one below is yummy, soft leather. Straps are a *magic* braid. So beautiful.

Next up was Sue with scarves (and a few purses). So pretty, fresh and totally amazing! She also uses some surprising finds to make her scarves and purses.

An infinity scarf made from men's suits

A scarf made from curtains!

A scarf with interesting ruching

This handbag gets its handle from a thrift store belt

And this one has a handle from Home Depot

More cool handles

And purse from a repurposed sweater

A scarf from coordinating men's ties

And lastly, polymer clay buttons from Lisa. Lisa is a fearless, adventuresome, original creative!

Above are some of her button sets and below are tools of the trade.

With two sided tape, Lisa demonstrated how buttons change the look of any garment.

Above, polymer clay, as purchased in myriad colors

Even buttons with shanks

Texture plates

Creating a mold from an existing button

And of course we had show and tell!

Me (Martha) in my Tabula Rasa jacket

Linda in her cool jacket

Sally with a gorgeous bag (and her perfectly fitted pants!)

Lorraine in her perfectly fitted pants and a knit top cut on the bias. Who knew!?

Ginny with her cozy and pretty robe.

And Ginny showing her DGD's Easter frock. So soft and perfect for Easter!

Lucylle in her great fitting jeans and her sewists signature on the back pocket

Prolific Evanlee shows two ensembles she created in a Linda Lee workshop

Super fine fusible interfacing perfect for Lorraine's transparent knit.

Issey Miyake design by Linda. She also showed us a vest made in Mary Ray style with pretty fringe.

Gail with a her breath-taking baptismal gown for DGS.

Lauren's interesting (Vogue?) shirt made with two pieces, one sleeve part of the back piece and the other sleeve part of the front piece.

A photo of some lovely precise tatting by Nancy.