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kurtthesnail
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008 05:13:28 AM »

This is really pretty. I think you did really well on the embroidery!
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mystico_tala
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2008 06:43:56 AM »

It would be a shame to not wear that out!  The embroidery is beautiful!  You could easily get away with wearing a white cami underneath it!
Great job on the free-motion embroidery, I'm too scared to try that!
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lilithv
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008 07:18:48 AM »

Really nice work, and I would totally wear it outside.
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krafty119
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2008 09:31:54 AM »

Beautiful! I would be comfortable wearing it out and about. The way you are wearing it now looks great for public. You did an awesome job!
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Cya
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008 09:35:11 AM »

Very nice!  Love the sheer look to it.   "free motion embroidery"....does that mean you created all those flowers without a pattern? You just made them as your were going along?!!  If so, that is awesome! I have an embroidery machine my d.h. got me for my b-day LAST year and I have not done too much with it.  It intimidates the heck out of me!!

I created the design on paper, transfered it on my fabric with a wash-away fabric marker and sewn on top of it using a free-motion foot.
Improvisation would have been too risky for my taste. Cheesy
I didn't use my embroidery machine for this one, just an ordinary sewing machine.

Thanks everyone for your nice comments.
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mleak
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008 02:18:30 PM »

Mind explaining that a bit more?  How do you embroider like that with a regular sewing machine -- is it just a straight stitch with a thicker thread?  Do you have a clearer macro shot of what the embroidery looks like?

Really beautiful results, anyway.  I have to agree with everyone -- toss something on underneath and wear it out!  It definitely ought to be shown off.

Emily
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mochaseptember
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2008 02:28:51 PM »

i love it!  Cheesy
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Cya
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2008 02:42:03 PM »

Mind explaining that a bit more?  How do you embroider like that with a regular sewing machine -- is it just a straight stitch with a thicker thread?  Do you have a clearer macro shot of what the embroidery looks like?

Really beautiful results, anyway.  I have to agree with everyone -- toss something on underneath and wear it out!  It definitely ought to be shown off.

Emily

It's a straight stitch with ordinary thread but I went several times over each line to make them more visible.
They also appear thicker than they should because I used tear away stabilizer underneath and some of it is still visible.  Embarrassed
There's a nice video on free motion embroidery here if you're interested:
http://www.threadbanger.com/thread-heads/episode/THR_20080328
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mystico_tala
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2008 02:59:08 PM »

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They also appear thicker than they should because I used tear away stabilizer underneath and some of it is still visible.

Just as reference for next time, I've seen dissolving stabilizer which might leave less behind.  Worth a shot.
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Cya
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2008 03:11:53 PM »

Yes, I've tried that too but the kind I had on hand wasn't stable enough for this stretchy fabric. I know they sell a stiffer kind though.
Thanks!
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