So recently my sister and I bought jeans on sale that looked exactly alike. Being selfish and siblings though, we don't want to share whenever we get them mixed up, so I decided to decorate mine with a funky flower. I was inspired by a pattern I found somewhere online once, but lost.
Anyhow, here it is. Now I did this without a hoop, so the stitches aren't as smooth as I would prefer. But then again, I couldn't get my hand, a hoop and my good intentions all up that pants leg either.
Full shot, backgrounded by my lovely washing machine. Note the presence more lines on the fabric that did not get embroidered in or washed out. ( yet)
Closer. Thanks to the fabric texture the circles did not turn out completely circular, which drives me nuts.
Even closer...love my zoom button.
Picture of the 'grass' under the flower stem. I embroidered that first and almost quit there, the stripes looked so good. ( in my not-quite-humble-enough opinion
And an in-progress shot for the fun of it.
For us stitch geeks, I used chain-stitch, satin stitch, and outline stitch for the bulk of the stitches. ( yes, all those solid circles, and the stems are satin stitched, because I am ambitious, but not bright.) There is one incidence of back stitching in a top circle, and one bottom one has a brown eyelet.
So please tell me that one light blue circle on the right doesn't look too distorted! I'd rather die than pick out those stitches. Okay maybe not die...but something close, like...losing my favorite needle?
I'm probably going to add some more of those bubbles on the back pockets as accents later on.