keskiviikko 26. toukokuuta 2010
Yeah, nothing seems boring or old fashioned anymore when the Rodarte girls get their hands on it. Cutwork embroidery, anyone? These pants have been decorated with it! Cutwork embroidery is a beautiful and classic form of needlework where portions of the background fabric are cut away and discarded, after the edges worked over in buttonhole stitches (or with dence machine zig zag stitch). See tutorials here and here. Rodarte might not do a very complex design, as their cutouts are just a few random holes, but the technique is still the same. For the complete Rodarte reptile zipper pant look, make a simple stencil on reptile skin (save and print the stencil below) and fabric paint it to the leg tone-on-tone before cutouts. Add 4 zippers to the hip. Not for function, but the look.
Stencil for printing snake skin.