Sunday, 30 June 2013

50 % original....

Found this front on Etsy. Not sure I wanted to buy, but I liked them a lot.

It's obviously been a blouse and neatly taken apart.
The folding and seamlines were still very visable but not impossible to hide/reuse.
This is the reason why I bought the pieces.
I don't have that lovely slim neck from younger ladies but I still think it looks good. I used snapp buttons so I wouldn't ruin the original pieces. Not bad. I like it. Now it is in need for a good walking suit :)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

More lace

I have some lace in my stash but not sure if it's enough.
Soo... I bid on this piece at eBay........and won. It's 5 1/2 yards and I hope that is enough for a summer dress or an evening dress when I add it to the other lace in my stash.
I'm almost done with the collar to the E0219 blouse. When those are done I will go ahead with the main parts of the blouse. Alter between embrodery and stitching on the sewing machine to keep me from being bored with one task :)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Blouse progress

You see? The first pice of the collar is almost done. Sometimes it feels like it takes forever to finish just one scallop but ........then three is actually done. I've never done this before and it is not perfectly stitched but it's going to look great when it's finished. I am wondering if this embroidery will give enough weight to the light fabric since it's going to be a single layer, I will have tp wait and see. I hope everything turns out the way I plan. It sure is going to be a summer blouse :)

By the way, see this:
I was the winner of the give away I talked about in the previous post in Norwegian. Not bad, eee? :D

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Sømsenteret: Gratulerer Wenche M!

Sømsenteret: Gratulerer Wenche M!: Du vant vår give away konkurranse og denne fine sytrådspakke er din! Tag kontakt! vi har ikke din email. :)

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The collar of the blouse

It's not easy to see, but the colour of the fabric is a very light pink so I'm using a light pink but in darker tone.
The scallops are only outlined and filled with another thread that is not going to show when all the stitching is done.
Even thoug I have done a lot of embroidery over the years I have never really practiced this technique. So far it's looking good. I started with the collar since they are the smaller pices and I wouldn't waste a lot of fabric and thread if I'm not pleased with the result. I'm using one stand of DMC embroidery thread and for the filling and outline of the scallops I've used Aurfil 28w. That's what I had on hand.....and a lot of.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sømsenteret: Give away konkurranse!!!

Mostly for my Norwegian readers I should think :)

Sømsenteret: Give away konkurranse!!!: Denne uken har vi en liten konkurranse her på bloggen! Våres give away er en 28 packning med Mettler sytråd i masse fine farger....

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Ready to begin

Here's the pattern for the embroidery part cut out. I have my light pink fabric and my pink lace. I was thinking about doing the embroidery on one pice of fabric with fine thread since the fabric is very fine as well. Almost a "see through" fabric. This way the hip pieces won't feel more solid than the rest of this blouse. I will use one strand of DMC embroidery thread. It will be thin enough and it will give enough hold to the embroidery to withstand washing :)

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Back on track?

 I just found out that I missed this project too much to just let it rest. Sooo...I just printed out the pattern for:
E1000 Lady's Blouse....
.... and E400 Ladies Wrap.
I think I have enough silk for the wrap but am not sure until I've looked through my stash.
I have one for sewing and one for quilting :) Thinking about adding some fine lace to the blouse and make it a front opened blouse. i go again :)