Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Embroidered tank

Despite the lack of reports on sewing, there has been a steady flow of new wearables into the closet.  The picture-taking on the other hand, has resulted in rather unacceptable pictures.  Blame the heat, or the humidity, or the fact that ...  who knows.  I'm getting ready to head off to camp for a week, for my so-called vacation.  When I get back I will get things sorted out.  May-be my head just needs a break from the day-to-day, and everything will happen much more easily once I return.  Ah - but there were some usable pictures, so I do have something to show.
What do you do with a sample embroidery?  The one that you have to stitch out, so that you can figure out the placement on the garment that you actually intend to embroider?  Well, you make it into a garment!

Kwik Sew 2498

There have been a number of variations on this - a sleeveless top, this summer.  When it's so hot and humid, it seems like the only thing I really care to wear.  This one is silk - the last bit of a piece that I bought from the Natural Fiber Fabric Club (I think that's what it was called) back in the early 80's.  The precursor of on-line fabric stores.  To make the back, I had to piece strips - serious fabric shortage.
Once in a while I break out the "Spanish hemstitch foot" for doing piecing such as this.  Unfortunately the picture of the close-up of the stitching came out way too fuzzy.  I'll just do a post on this later.  If I waited for perfection every time, I would never post a thing.  The binding...
doubled-up silk chiffon, which just happened to be the perfect match.  (That's why we keep all the bits and pieces, because somewhere down the line something just happens to match or work with something else!)
So now I'll get back to finishing my t-shirt refashions that I'm taking to camp.  It will definitely be hot in that camp kitchen, and I plan to stay as cool as I possibly can.

11 comments:

  1. Hi there, I wanted to know if you test stitched on fabric and if you like the result then place it in a pattern?

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  2. taking photos keeps me from updating my blog more often too. Glad you were able to use the embroidery, it turned out really lovely.

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  3. That was a clever way to piece your fabric and do it in a decorative way. Your embroidery is lovely--no puckering, even on silk. Very nice.

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  4. I'm with Allison. Taking photographs is one aspect of blogging I don't enjoy. The embroidery on your singlet has me lusting after a top of the range embroidery machine.

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  5. I'm with Allison. Taking photographs is one aspect of blogging I don't enjoy. The embroidery on your singlet has me lusting after a top of the range embroidery machine.

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  6. I love it and thank you for reminding me about the foot. I have one but have never used it.

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  7. Oh, gorgeous! No fair tempting me to think about the possibilities of an embroidery machine!

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  8. This is just beautiful,Irene.I too belonged to the Natural Fibets Fabric Club and I miss it to this day.I've never bought fabrics since that are as beautiful as the ones I bought for over 10 years.

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  9. Gorgeous embroidery and just a beautiful top!

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  10. Pretty tank and the embroidery design is the perfect embellisment.

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  11. This is a wonderful embroidery, which got a top wonderful! Elegant and fresh, two great qualities for summer, love it!

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