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Topic: Embroidered Mexican Blouse (Doll sized)  (Read 5172 times)
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« on: September 05, 2013 08:19:58 PM »

I don't remember when, but when I went looking for some pictures of Mexican folk embroidered dresses, I found these by LittleDear. I fell in love, even though I don't have a Blythe. Two weekends ago, I went to Mexican Fiesta with my mom and fiance, and saw some full sized ones, that started at $55.  Cry The nice thing about having dolls is, you can make them the clothes that you can't have. So, I set to work on a Pullip sized blouse. ....And then I saw this challenge and was like, score!



Mexican Embroidered Blouse by PaleAngelLex, on Flickr


This was way, way, way more work than I thought it was going to be. Over all it took about a week of my free time to finish. I counted the threads on the yolk to map out the two sides and the center area, and then blocked them out with a running stitch. I hoped this would help it be more symmetrical and properly blocked out. The bottom butterfly and flowers I free handed. I think it went pretty well.

I didn't get a picture of it with a ruler, but it's 3 1/2 inches long and about 2 1/2 inches across. Here's one of my girls modeling the top.


Mexican Embroidered Blouse by PaleAngelLex, on Flickr

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013 08:44:14 PM »

WOW.  That is adorable.  And incredible.

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    « Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013 09:44:43 PM »

    That is beautiful!!!  Plus now you know how to make one for yourself. Cheesy
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    « Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013 09:57:06 PM »

    I'm amazed that you freehanded that butterfly - it's gorgeous!
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    « Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013 10:39:00 PM »

    Very cute.
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    « Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013 03:15:02 AM »

    That is just beautiful! Fantastic embroidery!
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    « Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013 06:31:05 AM »

    gorgeous work!
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    « Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013 08:35:22 AM »

    Beautiful and so small too! It's adorable!
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    « Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013 09:35:03 AM »

    I love this. It's so adorable. I wish it was my size.  Wink
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    « Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013 10:14:55 AM »

    Wow, beautiful.  I am officially jealous of a doll's blouse. Cheesy
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    « Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013 03:15:50 PM »

    omigoodness.  beautiful stitching!!!
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    « Reply #11 on: September 08, 2013 09:19:48 PM »

    Tiny little stitches!
    I love this!
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    « Reply #12 on: September 09, 2013 06:42:55 AM »

    This is seriously incredible!
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    « Reply #13 on: September 10, 2013 06:09:18 AM »

    Thanks for entering!

    Voting is now available for this challenge! Smiley  Visit the challenge thread and you'll see the voting poll at the top of the screen! Smiley

    Feel free to encourage your friends and family to visit Craftster and even vote, but please remember, only one vote per person.  You must be logged in to vote.

    Good luck!! Smiley
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    « Reply #14 on: September 11, 2013 08:23:45 AM »

    Obviously I voted for myself, but if I hadn't entered I would vote for you. Look at those teeny tiny stitches! They're perfect and so intricate and pretty.
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    « Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013 04:21:44 PM »

    Beautiful work!!
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