On one shopping trip with several esteemed NYC sewing bloggers, I picked up a yard of perforated stretch faux leather. What did I plan to do with it? Play!
To date, I have used it four ways.
1. As a pocket embellishment on a striped jersey Scout Tee by Grainline (using the Tiny Pocket Tank pocket pattern, also by Grainline):
2. As a contrast bag bottom embellishment:
3. As a contrast yoke, again with a jersey Scout Tee by Grainline. I re-cut the pattern, drafting this yoke detail, which I love:
The yoke wraps around to the front, creating an epaulet-style look:
From the front:
Of course, it's a little shiny and very faux-looking, but I still think it's a fun add-on for casual clothing items like the above four pieces. Any other ideas for ways to use faux as an accent in your me-made items?