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« on: August 25, 2008 05:50:46 PM »

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.  Cry 

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  Wink)



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.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008 06:10:50 PM »

that looks awesome.  i can't imagine satin stitching demin.. that just makes my fingers hurt looking at it.  great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008 06:15:04 PM »

So please tell me that one light blue circle on the right doesn't look too distorted!

didn't even notice. And had to look twice after you pointed it out! Awesome work!
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008 06:28:33 PM »

I love that pattern; shame you track it down!! and honestly I cant see the imperfections you can ..what lovely work
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008 06:34:29 PM »

WAIT! WHA!!! I only skimmed this over the first time I read it. YOU did this BY HAND!!!! Holy MOLY!
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008 10:28:13 PM »

Ohh! So pretty! Very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008 06:56:40 AM »

It's lovely!  I bet it really spiffies up your jeans.  Everything looks amazingly consistent - especially for not having used a hoop.  Just put them away for a week and come back to them - you'll be impressed with how well it all looks then Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008 09:57:27 AM »

I feel like getting up for a thimble from looking at this.  Ouch!  Great stitches and beautiful end result!   You're your hardest critic - looks Wonderful!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008 08:30:57 PM »

WAIT! WHA!!! I only skimmed this over the first time I read it. YOU did this BY HAND!!!! Holy MOLY!


Cheesy Thanks!!!


It didn't really hurt to do this, the fabric was stretchy and rather thin so the needle slid right through. I actually enjoyed it. I'm eyeing my other jeans now.

And the circles actually pulled smooth after they were washed/dried/ironed. I wore them today and received two compliments and a request. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008 10:27:27 AM »

Beautiful design for denim.  =)
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