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Sewing back music video a parady of Justin Timberlake's Sexy Back by Jamie Marie Harris at Love to Sew Studio.
"SEWING BACK"
We made this Music Video Just Because It Was Fun To Do!
 

Love to Sew can now be found in Vogue magazine as a part of Vogue’s Trade Directory--the “little black book” for readers interested in the industry. Naturally we hope to show several aspects of sewing and design, highlighted by the whimsical escape of fashion. Here, you can learn how to make near everything featured in our ad (issue for June 2010 UK). The instructions are simple, so even beginners can make it work!
Art Director & Fashion Designer: Jessica Harris
Photography & Art Work: K. Saddel Photography
Make Up & Hair Artist: Erika Montgomery
Models: (L to R) Jessica Harris, Erika Montgomery, Jamie Marie Harris

Jessica, our studio manager and art director, put this ad together.  She gathered seemingly disparate garments that she created to developed three looks.  The tutu is a no-sew project, easily made with ribbon and netting fabric (tulle). The tail coat, a relic of a Sweeney Todd costume, was made by altering a men's pattern. The mask was bought on a recent trip to Venice, Italy and the wings an acquisition made at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair.
 

Erika's look was made by juxtaposing a Regency era empire waist gown (made from light weight cotton fabric) with grungy stockings and combat boots. This gown was originally worn as a Jane Austen costume for an English Honors Society event at Adelphi University. Princess seams were used in the bodice to contour the body's curves.

 
Jamie's look is probably the easiest for you to create. The high collared blouse was made from black lace with gathered ruffles at the hips. The skirt--an elastic waistband--was made by simply stitching one rectangular piece of black fabric. It's the first project we recommend our beginner sewing students.  You can design your skirt pattern by following these directions:  Once your pattern is made you can make this same skirt Jamie's wearing by following these photographed directions.

Using this simple method you can create various looks.  Here are photos of creative skirts our viewers have made.  Send us yours!  We'd love to see it.

 
This vest was made from a simple vest pattern with princess seams. Intricate pleats were formed to make the long front collar as a decoration on the garment.
 
We also wanted to incorporate quilting in our photo shoot. The fastest and easiest quilt to make is the raggedy quilt, which can be made in one night. The only technique required is sewing straight lines. The pieces are quilted by sewing an "X" in the middle of each block. Don't worry about perfect seaming and lining up corners.  All the raggedy edges hide any mistakes. Check out our pages of raggedy quilt photos and send us a shot if you try your hand it.
 

More than just sewing, our advertisement (and website) contains knitting. Jamie holds the beginning of a basic scarf using the knit and pearl stitch.
 

 
 

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