Thursday, January 04, 2007

Embroidering my Jacket Part 1

Well I've been wanting to embroider a motif on this jacket ever since I did that motif on Lillian's block. I realized that I haven't done any embroidery for myself in a very long time. So I decided I may as well just do it.
I got this jacket at the PX last summer on sale for 75% off...I can't remember how much it was anymore but it was a major good deal that I couldn't believe especially when it fit me! The lapels (and pockets) are just begging for Silk Ribbon Embroidery.

So to start off I put the jacket on stood in front of the mirror and took my air-erasable pen and marked where I'd like the roses to be. Then I had ribbon and floss tryouts and these are what I picked...nice spring colors.

Then I took my coordinating DMC floss for my ribbon for the roses and made the spokes for the spiderweb roses with 1 strand.

I decided to put a lighter color ribbon in the center of the roses and a darker shade around that in 3 different colors of pinks.

Next I'll be adding some clear Swarovski Crystal beads to the center of each rose. be continued...


piney cq said...

Good heavens,girl friend!!! Don't you EVER sleep!!! G!!! It will be gorgeous when you're done!! You're a whiz with SRE!!! Good for you!!!

Melissa said...

LOL Well it's only 3 spiderweb roses! I didn't feel like doing any more today so I gave it a break. It really doesn't take that long.

Charlene said...

Good going - it really doesn't take YOU that long!

Melissa said...

LOL! Well I think 6 spiderweb roses for 1 whole day isn't very long! LOL I didn't do any other stitching today, and it was only about 1 or 2 maybe 3 hours for the roses.
Besides you both stitch a lot too! And Charlene you whip out those cute tatting motifs!
But I do love, love, love SRE!