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Topic: fleur de logo reverse applique T shirt  (Read 2206 times)
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« on: April 10, 2010 03:49:19 PM »

I wasn't sure if this should be in clothing or needlework, so I opted for my more common board.

When my boyfriend designed my fleur de logo, I knew it would be perfect on a shirt! I did a reverse applique, which was fun and challenging, especially since this was the first time Id ever tried the technique.



I used red embroidering thread in a running stitch to attach the navy jersey to the slate blue fabric. The four rainbow bands on the spool are done in a split stitch, which is definitely my favorite. The needle is a backstitch in silver metallic thread.


I really love this design and feel like it represents me so well. The fleur de lis stands for New Orleans, my hometown. The spool of thread stands for how I try to find a way to incorporate a handmade ethos in the middle of everything I do. The rainbow reminds me to be joyful, and the fact that this is scrap fabric speaks to my love of reusing and recycling materials. Since the logo was designed by Jason I am always reminded of him and inspired to create things with him.


The V-neck is edged in navy jersey, and I added red stitching to tie in the embroidery. Plus I love hand-stitched details!



Heres an in-progress shot. I used freezer paper to transfer my design (Solvy would have been better but I didnt have an embroidery hoop with me in LA) and I cut out my image piece by piece before stitching it. Also theres no way I used fusible web; I prefer to keep things simple. Hell, I might just have to make me own tutorial one day.

There are more photos and info on my blog!
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angieshmangie
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010 06:07:29 PM »

ah, there's not  much i like more than a reverse applique! and this one is especially awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010 06:32:29 PM »

Wow, I love it!   Cheesy
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lidehtium
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010 10:33:43 PM »

I love it, thats a great version of the fleur de lis symbol Smiley
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Pilgrimpriest
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010 10:33:07 AM »

Beautiful! I always love your stuff. And applique and its reverse is what I'm starting to experiment with, too.
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Pinkweeds
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2010 11:12:37 AM »

super cute!
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Check my blog for tutorials and more things I make!

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2010 11:44:41 AM »

Thanks guys! It really was fun and pretty easy to make, just a little time-consuming. I wear this shirt to all the markets I sell at and people always ask if I sell these shirts, so I might start making a few more and see how they do.
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