We were so lucky to have Shams of Communing with Fabric speak to us on Saturday, April 16. She showed us so many wonderful garments.

One of the biggest takeaways from her talk is she loves a challenge. She is constantly considering out of the box ways to utilize her patterns, notions, and ideas. For her, the challenge brings the enjoyment in her designs.

Here are some images of her presentation. For those in attendance, there is a listing of the things she discussed with links to her blog about them below.

1. Tablecloth skirt ­ self drafted
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/p/gallery-for-garment-formerly-known-as.html

Bias Fringe​:
2. Betzina Jacket ­ Vogue 1036
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2010/08/vogue-1036-sandra-betzina-jacket.html

3. Linen jacket ­ Tessuti Silva Shirt Jacket
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/08/cross-dyed-linen-jacket-with-bias-fringe.html
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/03/tessuti-silva-shirt-jacket.html

4. Moto vest (FabricMart challenge) ­ Kwik Sew 3764
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/09/3-bundle-challenge-its-moto-rific.html

Felting​:
5. Coat with round collar ­ Au Bonheur des Petites Mains 10011
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2010/12/au-bonheur-des-petites-mains-coat-with.html

6. Betzina jacket ­ Vogue 1198
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2011/02/vogue-1198-sandra-betzina-motorcyle.html

7. “Felted” jeans ­ Au Bonheur
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2012/02/au-bonheur-jeans-funkiness.html

More surface manipulation​:
8. Jacket with cut holes ­ self drafted
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2010/02/soldering-iron-synthetic-fabric-hot.html

9. Thread lace vest (FabricMart challenge) ­ Selma Yoke Dress
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/09/2-salme-challenge-from-dress-to-duster.html

10. Linen pants w/ lattice smocking ­ Loes Hinse Oxford
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2012/03/technique-lattice-smocking.html

11. Vest w/ stenciling ­ Vogue 8863
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/02/vogue-8863-katherine-tilton-quilted-vest.html

12. Koos linen duster w/ topstitching ­ Vogue 1213
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2010/10/vogue-1213-koos-van-den-akker-linen.html

Hardware​:
13. Moto jacket ­ Style Arc Ziggi
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/12/badass-on-outside-party-on-inside-style.html

14. Red Anne Klein jacket ­ Vogue 1293
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/09/red-alligator-anne-klein-jacket-vogue.html

15. Red/Black raincoat ­ Au Bonheur VL000001
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2010/01/au-bonheur-des-petites-mains-raincoat.html

16. Little Black Studded Dress (FabricMart challenge) ­ McCalls 6028
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/10/4-lbd-challenge-studs-galore.html

17. Denim grommet duster ­ Vogue 8983
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2014/07/denim-duster-with-grommets.html

18. Weird metal thingie cowl ­ self drafted
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/02/reveal-weird-metal-thingies-in-action.html

Knitting​:
19. Wool coat w/ knitted sleeves & collar (Britex project) ­ Butterick 6107
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2014/10/wool-coat-with-knitted-sleeves-and.html

Binding​:
20. Mesh cardi with binding (Britex project) ­ Vogue 8951
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/04/mesh-knit-spring-cardi.html

21. Reversible cape ­ Tessuti New York cape
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/01/reversible-new-york-cape.html

22. Sweater coat w/ curved welt pockets ­ Burda 12­2010­101
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/12/burda-knee-length-sweater-coat-with.html

23. Purple donuts ­ Burda 12­2010­101
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/10/purple-donuts.html

24. Kantha quilt coat ­ Vogue 1042
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/02/kantha-quilt-jacket.html

Pockets​:
25. Textured black vest ­ Burda 7582
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2014/10/new-closet-workhorse-black-textured.html

26. Multi­colored wool vest ­ Burda 7582
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/12/multi-colored-burda-vest-other-stuff.html#vest

27. Matrix top ­ Vogue 2148 (Adri)
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2012/10/matrix-top.html

28. Lined linen­like pants w/ Japanese print ­ Butterick 5893
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-comedy-of-errors-butterick-5893.html

29. Black and white overcoat ­ Style Arc Grace
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2012/12/style-arc-grace-coat.html

Hand sewn​:
30. Pleated woven jacket ­ Vogue 8819
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2012/07/vogue-8819-pleated-woven-jacket.html

31. Bias cut border print top ­ Vogue 8837
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2014/08/bias-cut-butterfly-top-engineered-from.html

32. Fur vest ­ Burda 7582 (not yet blogged)

Color and print blocking​:

33. Koos skirt (FabricMart challenge) ­ Vogue 2971
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/11/mixed-print-challenge-koos-style.html

34. Mixed fabric button­front shirt ­ Butterick 5526
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/07/mixed-fabric-button-down-shirt.html

35. “Recycled” jacket (FabricMart challenge) ­ McCalls 6293
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/09/1-recycled-challenge-mccalls-6293.html

More novelty fabrics​:
36. Pleated pewter raincoat ­ Marcy Tilton, Vogue 8934
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/08/pleated-pewter-raincoat-vogue-8934.html

37. Rambo jacket ­ Burda 7018
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-rambo-project-burda-7018.html

38. Asymmetric hole­y top ­ McCalls 7194
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/08/asymmetric-hole-y-top-mccalls-7194.html

39. Hole­y pleather skirt ­ self drafted
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/05/three-skirts-and-scarf.html#self-drafted

40. Bold harem pants (Britex project) ­ Sandra Betzina, Vogue 1355
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/09/harem-pants.html

41. Geisha faces duster ­ Sandra Betzina, Vogue 1356
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/06/geisha-faces-duster-vogue-1356.html

42. Chenille autumn leaves duster ­ Sandra Betzina, Vogue 1356
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/07/chenille-autumn-leaves-duster.html

43. Green Minoru Jacket
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2016/01/green-minoru-with-wool-interlining.html

44. Jean Cacicedo coat ­ Revisions (Diane Ericson) pattern
http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2015/10/jean-cacicedo-coat-and-dol-recap.html