You'll love this if: You enjoy sewing for the holidays; You're a fan of Sew Beautiful's inspirational projects and pictures; November’s issue is a delightful mix of classic children’s apparel intermingled with the holiday magic of ribbons and trims. For expertise in this area, we of course, turned to the experts.
- Nicholas Kniel, Helen Gibb and Kari Mecca fashion ordinary strips of ribbon into spectacular, blossoming works of art.
- Margaret Land twists and turns strands of variegated silk until she’s created a glorious angel.
- Kathy Dykstra uses alternating colors of ribbon looping to trim the shawl collar of this issue’s dress pattern.
- As a special bonus, we’ve included a ball gown pattern and accessories to fit 11-12-inch fashion dolls – that’s one gift idea you can cross off your list.
Our techniques this issue are a mix of hand and machine work.
- Tess Ellenwood teaches a neat way to work buttonhole stitch with tapestry yarn to create the look of crochet on a smocking plate
- Janet Gilbert bridges together ribbon by machine to make a beautiful ribbon yoke, while Michié Moonie uses handwork to bridge bias trim to a little boy’s collar.
- Sue Stewart shares her foolproof techniques for applying rows of silk ribbon around a silk organza skirt, a simple but elegant way for turning a simple skirt into a party skirt.
You’ll find ornament ideas, stockings, an eclectic holiday card design, an adorable smocked pocket pattern and more in our upcoming Ribbons and Trims issue!