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28 February 2009 @ 11:13 pm
Thing-a-Day - 28/28 - embroidered gown  
Yay! 28 things done!



This was an existing linen gown (handsewn with silk thread) to which I added linen embroidery along all of the seams. Now that is not so perfectly plain, I won't be ashamed for Miss goldfrog  to wear it at War. :)
 
 
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Kareinakareina on March 1st, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
I have always liked the look of the running stitch on seams like that, but rarely bothered to go back and add it after making the tunic or gown. Then I met a lady down here in Ynys Fawr who does hers a logical way. She takes each piece of fabric for the tunic or dress, hems it using a running stitch in a contrasting colour, then whip stitches the hemmed pieces together to make the item of clothing. When I saw this, I couldn't help but wonder "why didn't I think of that?".
eithni: embroideryeithni on March 1st, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
That works too. I like the look of the running stitches "turning the corner" when pieces meet, though. I am generally too lazy too, which is why this is an old tunic with new embellishments - I'm lending it to my Queen for War and it was too plain as it was.
lady_annora on March 2nd, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
I'm so glad I checked your LJ
I've not checked LJ in a long while but I am loving the projects you have posted!!! They are very inspiring!

I almost wish Morgan was really little again because I'm totally adoring the baby garb.
eithni: jumpingeithni on March 2nd, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: I'm so glad I checked your LJ
Thanks! :) It's been a fun challenge...
Eyja: nieyja on March 2nd, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Ya...I've been sewing Norse too long. I saw that and immediately assumed it was herringbone on the plain side.