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MORE Elvis Up-Cycle Creations

Updated: Nov 1, 2022

I'm on a roll.... to create a 'collection' of Elvis unique one-of-a-kind Up-Cycled garments that I believe I'll put up at auction on Ebay! Here are my latest 2 creations:

Left 2: different looks created from scraps of a metallic-looking black/silver knit using Vogue 8859 from Marcy Tilton. The Elvis motifs are from a cotton sheer scarf purchased at Graceland in Memphis.

The red jacket utilizes a pair of Nike 'parachute' type pants I picked up at the Nike Outlet in Memphis as I looked for the perfect pink to go with the new Elvis T-shirt in pinks.

Below, you can see the Marcy Tilton pattern - Vogue 8559 that I used for the black/silver jacket. The center back scoops up for an interesting back silhouette.

I had to underline the sheer cotton scarf to make the white - a solid 'white' for strong definition of Elvis. If you look closely, you can see that I used clear monofilament thread to 'quilt' the layers together. When using clear thread, I ONLY put it into my needle as the 'top' thread, with regular thread in the bobbin.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to use sheer black soft 'netting' - I believe it is a Raschel Knit as trim. You can see here that I used it as the finish at the center fronts, hemline, neckline and sleeves. I gathered it at the sleeves and that curve at the center back. It is doubled, with a fold at the outermost edges. You can see in the photo above a black/rhinestone button that I added as a detail on the sleeves. I had only so much of the black shiny knit available for this project, so the sleeves are a plain black poly jersey fabric.

Look closely at the photo above to see the black/grey/white bias that I added as that all-important 3rd 'element' which is actually a men's tie.