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« on: April 25, 2010 12:51:19 PM »



My Peacock shirt was inspired by the decorations around the cruise ship I work on.  The stage curtain in the theatre has a huge peacock appliquéd on to it and there are many paintings of peacocks dotted around the ship.  There is one outside on the promenade deck that has it’s feathers shaped like hearts, which I really liked and decided to incorporate into my own design. 



The blue shirt that I hand embroidered on to was given to me by one of my dancers, so I have given it a new lease of life with my design.  I hand drew the design first, then marked the outline on the shirt using dressmakers carbon paper.  I chose my colour scheme based on the colours you see on peacocks and that I thought brought out the blue of the shirt.  Once I had finished the embroidery I added a few sequins to bring a little sparkle to the piece.

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010 02:26:22 PM »

That's cute!
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010 01:33:06 AM »

Aw wow! That looks absolutely brilliant!! 
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010 07:27:43 PM »

super cute! I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010 08:18:00 PM »

Absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010 05:08:09 PM »

Really lovely! I like how you worked with the shape of the shirt.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010 04:37:35 AM »

Great job! Very pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010 11:07:00 AM »

I'm so jealous! I wish I could go shopping and buy that tank. haha...guess I'll just have to work on my embroidery skills, huh?
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2010 04:31:45 PM »

This is very cute. Reminds me of something from Free People. Also, kudos on embroidering on knit material! That is hard to do!
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