Whilst I love sewing by hand, my carpal tunnel and deadline for finishing this gown mean that I must learn how to use some of the embroidery stitches on my sewing machine. I'm slowly improving.
|My fabric, an embroidered silk from puresilks.us in India|
|My hoop (Simplicity 3635) and stays (Nehelenia)|
|Boning the back of the stomacher|
|Sewing the design lines onto the front|
|Playing around with trimming ideas|
|Getting my punches to work|
|Two punched silk sleeve flounces|
|Embroidered design onto silk flounces using tear away stabiliser|
|After ironing remove the tear away stabiliser|
|Carefully cutting away the edges|
|Two large and one small flounce done, one more to go. |
I'm getting a little better doing machine embroidery.