Tuesday, 13 October 2015
New Sorbetto top and WIP's
I made a pair of trousers from some blue chambray using Simplicity 1699. I don't have a photo of those yet, so will post separately when I get around to that. I had enough fabric left over to make another Collette Sorbetto top. I added red bias binding to the central pleat and around the neck to make it more interesting. I toyed with the idea of using mismatched red buttons down the centre pleat, however I decided less is more, and just used one button at the top, again for a bit of added detail. This time I lengthened both the top and the sleeves.
As always I have a few WIP's on the go. This is from an adult colouring book, Enchanted Garden. I haven't joined in the current craze for adult colouring, not really my thing. However some of the designs would look really good done in embroidery. I first made some copies of the page I wanted to embroider so I had copies I could colour in and one to trace the design onto fabric. Once I was happy with the colour scheme I found threads from my stash that matched. This is the embroidery progress so far on the owl I am doing. Stitches used are detached chain, rope stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, satin stitch, fishbone stitch, french knots and buttonhole stitch.
I am also doing a Hardanger. It is on a purple fabric with white thread. In hindsight I wish I'd used a white fabric, but with so many hours invested already I don't want to stop and change now. This is using an old Burda pattern. I want this to go on top of a scotch dresser in my bedroom so needed to change it somewhat so the dimensions are the correct size for the dresser.