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I have a book full of fabric manipulation techniques that I've been too scared to try, but I think an accent piece like this might be doable...
Repiny - Most inspiring pictures and photos!
Fabric Manipulation for fashion design - decorative sleeve structures; draping; couture sewing techniques
Learn how to create a fabulous sample or product using the seductive technique of FABRIC SLASHING. Quick and easy clear instructions with pictures...

The seductive world of fabric SLASHING!

DIY fabric manipulation (Kenneth King had an article on a similar technique in Threads, iirc. He did it with ribbon. - Matti)
Learn unique techniques that will enhance your next quilt! These vintage sewing techniques will raise the surface of your quilt and truly impress. We'll learn heirloom smocking techniques, tucking...
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Notched Tuck Tutorial - You can use this irresistible tuck treatment on anything you #sew!

How to Create a Notched Tuck

Draping on the stand - bodice design with pleated structure to accentuate the bust & waist - fabric manipulation; fashion design; couture techniques

Working on the stand (pleating/gathers)

Ribbon Folding fabric manipulation technique - fabric origami; inspiration for decorative trims or textured surface pattern design // Ruth Singer
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Found on Google - such an interesting idea - so many possibilities!
Several different ways to decorate and finish knit fabric.  Needs translation, but some nice ideas.
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