Thursday, January 10, 2008

Victorian Style Motif

The other day I had some ideas for a Victorian style motif so I got to doodling and came up with a few ideas. Then I decided to embroider a purse. I chose some royal blue cotton velveteen and started creating my motif idea! I started with a U shape stitched in the stems with stem stitch and then adding ribbon stitch leaves. I also added 3 sweetheart roses to the bottom then I drew in the vines for the bottom section and embroidered it in. Next I felt the bottom middle needed something more so I found a chandelier jewelery finding that was heart shaped and embellished it with sweetheart roses and ribbon stitch leaves. I added a cameo button and embroidered sweetheart roses all around it. After all that I felt the motif still needed something more so I added glass pearls and 2 sweetheart roses on the outer vines. Now I just need to sew up the purse!
I'll be creating a pattern for this motif soon and hopefully create a few variations of it at the same time.


Debra Spincic said...

Boy, that is really pretty!

Candi said...

Melissa, your bag is just lovely!! Your "signature" vines as always are beautiful:_