Friday, October 30, 2009

Step eight: Continue around the first two stitches [petals] to make the rest of the rose.

Step seven: Making more petals for bullion rose.

Step seven: Finish coil with a stitch where the coil ends.

Step six: Use needle to arrange coils as you tighten the thread.
Step five: Stabilize twirled thread as you tug the last of the thread so it coils nicely.

Step four: Nearly finished with pulling thread through the twirled thread.

Step three: Stabilize thread twirled around needle with finger while pulling thread through.

Step two: twirl thread around needle 5 times.

Step one.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Skirt hem border.

Hem design map.

Embroider design detail, I use the bullion rose [bullion knot] for the hem, not sure what to call the stitching that makes up the square? I just made it up as I went along.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Step one: Lay out your pattern to be modified upon newspaper or craftpaper to make your new pattern.

Step two: Put important info on new pattern! Like darts, zipper placement, etc.

Step three: After making the adjustments needed cut it out.

Here are the front, back, and waistband for the victorian mod. skirt.

This is a shoddy sketch of the modern skirt pattern and the victorian modification I wanted to make. I hate drawing with a mouse.

Step five: Make ruffles to add to the bottom of skirt. I needed to make two layers of ruffles. A 16" and a 12". Here is the 12". I used a nearly 1/8 " shirt tail hem for this layer of ruffles as they would be most visible.

Step six: Here I am using a zigzag stitch to attach the 16" ruffles first. As you can see I used two rows of straight stitching to make the ruffles, more strength so the thread wont break so easily as the fabric does have some weight to it.

This is what the 16" bottom layer of ruffles looks like after attaching to raw edge of skirt and removing the bottom row of stitches that gathered the ruffles.