Gallery: Londa's Artistic T's
Close-up photographs of the amazing knit tops I've created using flat pattern and draping design techniques on a simple knit top pattern! All of the how-to's can be found in my Artistic T Talking Patterns found HERE.
T-Shirt Re-Birth Back view
That's one of the short sleeve Sleeves opened up, covering up original T 'printed advertising' and labels from men's ties. Click HERE for a $-Saving Combo of my pattern and 3 disc DVD
Fun, EZ creative sewing. No special pattern other than my Terrific T and techniques found in DVD: Stretching your Knit Sewing Know How. Olive stretch lace for 'collar' base and sleeves. Men's ties cut up, labels retrieved and utilized. Click HERE for a $-Saving Combo of my pattern and 3 disc DVD
Bias Rows top from Nifty Necklines Booklet
Find all the how-to's in Upscale Techniques/Nifty Necklines Talking Pattern™
Cascade collar and Hem Jacket in Twin Set Tweaks
Cascade collar and Hem Jacket in Twin Set Tweaks with a few simple changes to a basic knit top pattern.
Cascade collar and Hem Jacket in Twin Set Tweaks
Cascade collar and Hem Jacket in Twin Set Tweaks a brand new pattern. This one features my lined cap Shell technique for a very clean, neat neckline finish, and also lining the front of the jacket with self fabric.
Flounce Twin Set in new Twin Set Tweaks pattern
Flounce version in Twin Set Tweaks a new pattern released Sept. 2014.
Lace Ruched Twin Set Tweaks
New Ruched Collar Jacket in Twin Set Tweaks a new patterne released Sept. 12, 2014.
T-Shirt Re-Birth - coral
Combining a cut up ready-made T, fabric from a UFO, stretch lace (neckline trim is the selvage), hand stitching and decorative machine serpentine stitch - a great top! Click HERE for a $-Saving Combo of my pattern and 3 disc DVD.
Woven print chiffon front on Captivating Cowls
Find all the how-to's for this knit top with a woven bias cut front and how to create a cowl neck on a basic knit top pattern in Captivating Cowls Talking Pattern™.
Partial front embroidery - a fun place to use embroidery!
Spaghetti straps are necessary to hold the inside close to the body. This and all the details are found in Captivating Cowls Talking Pattern™ Booklet that instructs simple slashing and spreading to transform any basic knit top pattern into a cowl neck design.
A unique asymmetric version of a long, low cowl
This is SO EZ!!!! Learn how in my Captivating Cowls Talking Pattern. Diagonal folds hides 'front fluff' too!
Lengthen the front and tuck along with the Cowl
A very pretty top created by adding length to the front to then shirr at the side seams and pulling a spot around the waist up to the low cowl and tacking...a great place for a special pin. All in the Captivating Cowls Talking Pattern™.
Attach flounces in curves to flatter the body!
Step-by-step, I teach how to design, draft and apply the attractive flounces on the front of this top in my Flirty Flounces Talking Pattern™.
Double Flounce Top - flattering and EZ!
Diagonals always flatter and this top is no exception. Learn to calculate, design, and apply flounces anywhere you desire in my Flirty Flounces Talking Pattern.™
Deep flounces create a cape-type neckline and peplum.
Note the double-sided fabric - such fun to play with in flounces. Learn all the how-to's in my Flirty Flounces Talking Pattern™.
Lace flounces create a dressy top
Knits don't ravel - so all of the flounce edges are just cleanly rotary cut! Find the details for this top in my Flirty Flounces Talking Pattern™.
This rose floral top almost looks like an unfolding flower!
Rose Slinky knit is amazing in this top created with the step-by-step directions in the Flirty Flounces Talking Pattern™.
Raglan sleeve top shirred with 1/8" elastic
Adding length to the bodice in the chest on all the pattern pieces, then shirring with 1/8" braided elastic yields this great top. Details in Sensational Shirring Talking Pattern™
'Mira' Top with a flounce
The asymmetric and shirred 'Mira' Top is very flattering and all the details of how to create this from a basic knit top pattern are in my Sensational Shirring Talking Pattern™.
'Mira Top' created from Foxy Lady jersey knit
Shirring is flattering on every body - as the eye is distracted with the shirrs that actually hide body 'fluff'. Shirr either side as you learn in the Sensational Shirring Talking Pattern™.
'Pat' Top features outer darts and ruches flower
Learn all about shirring with elastic thread in the bobbin
Pat Top features a shaped yet high, shirred turtleneck
This is a very stylish and EZ to do turtleneck that covers a neck in style. Details for this top are in my Sensational Shirring Talking Pattern.™
'Chico' Twist neckline offers textural and interesting detail.
I first saw this 'twisted' neckline at Chico's, hence the name of this VERY EZ neckline treatment. Find the how-to's in my Nifty Necklines Talking Pattern™.
Textured neckline achieved with elastic thread in the bobbin
OH my, I learned SO much regarding how to wind and work with elastic thread in the bobbin when I spent several days experimenting! All the details are in my Nifty Necklines Talking Pattern™