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Topic: Embroidered Mexican Blouse (Doll sized)  (Read 2920 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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