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« on: July 27, 2010 07:37:51 PM »

ok so I angeled a package for a friend on a swap she was hosting.. it was pin up girl aprons.. and I got this awesome fabric online and this was one of the girls on the fabric:



So I made an apron out it.. and I needed to make another item to go with it.. so I thought.. use the lightbox and the scrap with the pin up girl.. and try to make an embroidery pattern out of it.. it all worked well except for the face.. I just couldn't seem to get it right.. then I had issues with the hair so I decided to do some raised embroidery stitches in different parts of the picture to make it stand out.. like the bullion knots for hair, french knots in the lai on her neck, and satin stitches of her bathing suit.. all in all I am pleased, but will hopefully get better at doing the face part.. I think had it been a printed picture I would've had better luck - rather than using a colored piece of fabric..

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010 08:28:38 PM »

I think the hair looks great! And I agree, faces are really hard. I think Jenny Hart has some tips on her website. Maybe?
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010 10:20:48 PM »

faces are so hard, but she looks pretty great! i love the hair!
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010 10:24:37 PM »

Thanks ladies !! I have done better faces before but I was so concentrating on tracing that I didn't think of doing my own..
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010 06:05:40 AM »

Her hair is amazing! Love the rich textures.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010 07:58:19 AM »

thank you :-)  Her hair is one of my favorite parts :-)  Next time I want to do the bullion stitches but try varying shades of haircolor..

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010 09:09:11 AM »

I think it turned out really well.  You put some great texture and colors in there!  Terrific idea to trace the fabric; I always like to hear about new sources for embroidery designs!
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