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Topic: Oh anthropologie.com when will you learn?  (Read 7962 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2006 03:16:18 PM »

Where did you learn to embroider? I'd love to try it but can't find any free sites to tell me how to get started. I've found a couple that show stitches but not really how the stitches are supposed to go together to make a picture.
I just found a book in library... I can't remember the name, but it was some sort of Encyclopedia of Embroidery (that may have even been the title)... it was an AWESOME book. It had ALLLLLL these types of stitches, grouped into categories (like satin, cross, uh... whatever other names there are... hehe), and then within the categories, all different stitches, each had pictures of how they looked on fabric, and coloured drawings of how to make the stitches. It was a fabulous book.
I'd probably just recommend perusing your library to see what they've got... cuz I haven't found much in the way of websites either.
Thanks again everyone!
It's kinda funny cuz I ended up changing the dress cuz it was making me look fatter than I am (and since I'm chubby enough as it is...) so it fits nicer and looks even more like the picture...
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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2006 03:46:17 PM »

Dude! Love the stuff, I totally think anthropologie's stuff is amazing but wayy to expensive...lol.
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2006 04:09:34 PM »

I'm currently working on a look-alike to their Geranium Jacket and Sea Bee Capris.... and I love the zoom feature.  Great for doccumenting all those great details!
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2006 09:49:57 AM »

Thanks for the advice. We have a ton of libraries in the area but I can't check out books since I live in a township that doesn't have a library...argh! I'll see if I can get my dad to check out a book for me (he lives in an actual town even though he is only 5 minutes away from me  Roll Eyes). Or it might be easier to just go to a book store, LOL! It would probably be a good thing to have for resource anyway. I'm sure it would take me a while to learn stitches, especially to learn how to do them as nice as you do! Grin
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2006 09:52:06 AM »

Oh, by the way...What is a "bubble hem"?  Huh I'm not new to sewing but I don't know that term.
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2006 08:37:13 PM »

as far as i know, its just making the bottom by attaching it to a lining so there's no actual hem... and the skirt kinda makes a tube with itself... i have no idea how its properly done, or any of that. if you look up bubble hem on here, there's quite a few being made...
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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2006 06:53:47 AM »

Never thought of doing that...Interesting. Would you topstitich it so it lays flat or would that take away the "bubbleness" and ruin the point?
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2006 08:13:41 AM »

i imagine it would ruin the effect...
Here's a picture of some little girl's bubble dress hem i just googled...
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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2006 09:13:02 AM »

That embroidery is gorgeous!!! What stitches did you use? I can't really make it out. And how long did it take you? What awesome talent!
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2006 11:08:36 PM »

I loovveee that purse! I totally want it.

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