Earlier this year I was asked to make a "story" (display) for Singer Sewing Machines to be used as a display at trade shows and fairs. A story is a collection of items that are related either by fabric, colour, appearance or subject. One rule. Items must be made using a Singer Sewing Machine.
I used Singer's brand colour - Red (for impact) and my fabric choice was Dupion Silk. I prefer the rough texture of dupion as opposed to flat silk. Silk doesn't fade and the colours are always rich and vibrant.
I used Simplicity 2478 for the Evening Jacket. On the Lapels I embroidered a red rose from the Singer Future Lace Embroidery Collection.
To compliment the jacket I made a fascinator using Clover's "Sweetheart Rose Maker" (Art no. 8472) using the same red dupion silk. Added to this I added a comb, printed mesh and silver thread.
To complete the "First Story" I made a clutch bag using a range of dupion silk colours and braid. This clutch is my own design with a covered button and machine embroidered flowers completing it.
My second "Story" is a range of masks all made from dupion silk and using various machine embroidery lace designs.
To secure the mask backs to fronts I used small pieces of Velcro.
The third story is made up of the Evening Jacket, Fascinator and Red Mask
Hopefully I will get pictures of these pieces on display at the next craft fair.