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Heart Stopper

Added Mar 5, 2011

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






This technique is called TR 3d. I came across it a few months ago when anjan showed off the lovely skirt she made.

You can see the heart tutorial here:
TR 3d

This man is amazing! There are no darts or anything and it fits perfectly to your body.

I loved the heart popping out and this was going to be a dress for my mum. I was being very optomistic and brave doing it out of silk on my first run. I used iron on interfacing to give it some more body.
I’m fairly happy with how it turned out as it was especially tricky sewing the pieces together. Too many tight curves on opposing curves. I cheated and did some hand sewing on the tightest curve.

I decided to not complete the dress as the heart is very difficult to press and when you move it would loose it’s shape. Also with a lining added to it after washing it would be impossible to get it crease free

I’ll definitely be attempting another of his techniques.

Material Notes

Silk Dupion




Garment Type

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    Sep 25, 2011, 10.22 AMby FEDRA

    wow, really good! I must try! Why is not wearable? It might be if the heart were lower?

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    • Holliebell_large

      Sep 25, 2011, 09.07 PMby freakusbzzz

      Mainly not wearable cause I’d have to put a lining in the top to stope the heart distorting when it is worn. This would end up making it impossible to iron when it had been washed.

      Great fun doing it though.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 02.33 AMby magdamagda

    super, hats off!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.27 AMby anajan

    Wow, amazing work!

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    • Holliebell_large

      Mar 7, 2011, 07.55 PMby freakusbzzz

      Thanks Anjan. Isn’t that guy amazing?
      I can’t wait to try more of what he’s done.. perhaps more wearable ones though.

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      Mar 7, 2011, 09.12 PMby anajan

      Yeah, I feel as if he opened my eyes. I’ll keep my eyes on your work, would love to see what you come up with next!

    • Holliebell_large

      Mar 7, 2011, 09.38 PMby freakusbzzz

      Your skirt was amazing, so much detail and preperation but it’s a little harder to visualize the effect on a skirt cause it isnt fitted.
      Tops or fittted pieces are alittle more confusing to the brain. I like that.

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    Mar 6, 2011, 08.47 AMby Passiona Cottee

    wow. WOW! You really made it! I remember you sending me the clip. And I remeber thinking itlooked kind of impossible. Fantastic work! And what is it about sewing together opposing curves?! (wish there was a technique on BurdaStyle for that!), It’s just so difficult!! I am amazed. And in silk. Far out, sister!

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    • Holliebell_large

      Mar 6, 2011, 11.14 AMby freakusbzzz


      Shame it’s not wearable though.

      I can give you my best tips on doing opposing curves when we catch up.

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