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« on: June 01, 2008 03:38:55 PM »

I dressed up a reconned skirt with a little bright embroidery.  I really love the mishmash of wildflowers and the work took very little time! 

You can see my post on reconning the skirt here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249294.0.

I freehanded the pattern from one in Aimee Ray's "Doodle-stitching" book since there was no enlarger nearby!

The main portion of the embroidery:


And a picture of the whole thing, including accent flower on pocket:


Just for fun: one bad self-photo of the embroidery in action!
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 03:43:01 PM »

Ooooo so pretty! I love it  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 04:30:17 PM »

Wow, that's beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 07:28:50 PM »

thats awesome.. and im so glad you posted this.. i just ordered that book, waiting for it right now.. it looked really neat.. is it a good book?
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008 05:50:33 AM »

I have Aimee Ray's book.  I don't know if I am going to do all the projects but I like how the instructions for various projects (book cover, hoop purse, apron, stuffed animals, etc...) can be adapted for similar projects but with different designs.  She does give very good instructions.  I also like that the projects (like the apron and the pillow) don't require a sewing machine, just the patience of hand sewing.  She also has a good intro in the beginning describing some basic embroidery stitches that I found quite helpful.  You also need to be an expert at transferring patterns because the book has no iron ons.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008 11:56:08 AM »

It's adorable!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008 04:58:29 PM »

What a great looking little skirt! The embroidery really makes it special. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008 08:03:50 PM »

You did a great job-it looks machine made.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2008 05:08:39 PM »

Wow, thanks everyone!  For some reason I hadn't marked this post "notify" and I thought I was gettin' no love!   (I shoulda known better - you guys are the greatest!)

katiekutthroat:
I really like the book.  I think the patterns are great, and like bethiebb said, they're easily adapted to projects they weren't originally intended for.  I also like all of the pictures of embroidery motifs and so forth that are included "on the side" - i.e., they don't belong to any project, but show other applications of different stitches and served me as inspiration!

As far as transferring designs, I learned embroidery with this book, so an "iron on" seems way overkill to me - I've been using sewing transfer paper and a knitting needle - that way you can use the pattern over and over - aren't iron ons one use only?  Also, you can really really easily adapt photocopies and pictures on the web into embroidery patterns this way.
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