Monday, January 21, 2013

up close and personal

i remarked on my last elisalex dress about my neverending use of some magical fabric markers. scientist that she is, miss cation designs did not believe me needed evidence and requested a closeup of the neckline...
 
 
thar she blows, turned under and topstitched. surely this is not the way to do it, but i tried this formula out on a remnant and the weight of the jersey knit fabric held up to my machinations beautifully. you can see the line of white topstitching underneath, colored in like a kid following the lines to her OCD heart's content. what, you need it closer?
 
 
BLAMMO. i'm telling you, if you can find them, get you some zig markers. they were ranted about here.
 
 
 
and from kissing distance, the topstitching disappears completely. she's been washed and worn and all is well, but i'd suggest having a go at it stitch wise on a remnant first if you're using jersey.
 
(hey cation. i scratched your back, now you'll make me a giant squidney squid, right? hot pink, please. 'kthxbye!)

15 comments:

  1. OH. MY. GOD. How did I not know that these wonderful things existed! The little suckers are pricey though. Definitely going on my Pinterest Board of stuff I want people to buy me. Works well by the way.

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  2. whaaaaat??? I love this! coloring AND sewing! YES PLEASE :)

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  3. HAHA! So after my own bleeding heart here. heh. See what I did there. Markers. Bleed.

    nvm.

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    1. There is a brand that does not bleed, it may well be Zig. I can't remember but at one point in my life I worked in commercial embroidery and we used the markers all the time when the bobbin thread would pull up

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  4. Hahahahaha oh Oona, you continually delight me. Thank you for humoring me and showing off your topstitching. Color me impressed. Pun totally intended. Time to find some markers!

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  5. It's like dot-to-dot therapy after an intense sewing session!

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  6. Those markers are pretty handy! Brilliant job!

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  7. Shit dude, those markers are MAGIC! Also, all my J.Crew knit tops are finished around the neckline like that. Boom!

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  8. what whaaat!! need me some markers asap!

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  9. So nice, I love your baby doll dress, and the color is just so positive.

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  10. Didn't you feel like colouring a colouring book? I know I would.

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  11. Your dress is beautiful. Big thanks for the marke tip. I just bought them from Amazon. I needed these today, right now. Yeah for Amazon prime. Wielding a marker is way safer than welding a sharp, point seam ripper. Especially if stitching or stitcher are off their A game.

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