Saturday, March 9, 2013

Progress Report.....


This project is continued from here...,

Please excuse the dark photos.

I was up into the night working on this.


I elected, 
after making some samples,


to mark Anna's Garden Stencil onto

I can hear Gaia scream......

in my defense, it is a chalk product and will wash out once the stitching is done.


I also (ahem) used a light fabric spray adhesive, which was a 'bit tricky' to work with....
to adhere two layers of fabric for the negative reverse appliqué that I plan to execute
all this to avoid tedious basting and marking.....

this will also wash out.....or so they say
I hope it won't come back to haunt me as I cut away the excess fabric. 


next I basted the neck and arm holes to avoid stretching while I stitch the appliqué 


and the stitching begins.....

11 comments:

  1. I made a skirt with the same pattern last summer. It took me a good week to finish. A dress is a completely different story.... lots of meditative stitching!!! Looks good. I'm sure it will be beautiful.
    Big hugs
    Janet

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    1. A WEEK??!!! You win the award for stitching Anna's Garden! I expect stitching this one will take a very long time. Please note my friend Liselotte below....you are both in the same country! Isn't life grand??? Hugs to you OX

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  2. My goodness, you certainly make your images all up close and personal... we can see the textures and stitching that way.. and happy stitching too.

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    1. Thank You......I DO seem to love the close up. New Camera and all.....

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  3. Oh you have the same stiches to do! But Annas garden is quite good to work, I "hate" a little bit the tulips... took me one weeks evenings for quarter of skirt. I like to work "watching" TV.

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    1. Yes, the 'tulips' are small, but I'm looking forward to working them....spring is coming after all. I will use the doubled strong thread that Natalie sells. Stitching 1/8 inch 'inside' the markings and then cut away 1/8 inch outside the marks. The result will be the 'reverse negative' appliqué shown in her book Alabama Studio Sewing + Design, page 99. I expect to watch a lot of movies and documentaries since football is over!

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    2. So you will do different. I stitch on marking lines and will cut away 1/8 inch inside.

      First thunder outside - spring is definitevely arrived! Good night!

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  4. I was thinking about making some of her clothes and using my own stencils, I like your technique for transferring the marks.

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    1. i think that is a GREAT idea! I had ideas of doing that when I first took her workshop....dunno what happened in the mean time. But yes...I'd love to see what you make. Personally I'm not crazy about fabric 'paint'....so I went out to search for an alternative.

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  5. This is going to be BEAUTIFUL!

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