Sunday, 2 August 2015

Nearly a dress

Not much quilting has been going on here the last couple of weeks; partly because I like to be in the garden (though it has been a pretty cool, damp place) but also because all my sewing energy has been going into my dress.  To be quite honest I think I got a bit carried away, but it's been fun and now I'm nearly done.  There are lots of tiny shapes still to outline, but the bulk of the work is out of the way and I am very happy with the result.  There are things I will tweak when I make another one, but that's always the way.  

Everything is hand stitched, I felled the seams and have tried out reverse applique. with and without beading, straightforward ordinary applique and a sort of satin stitch. The beading is probably a one off; as much as I love it I just don't live that sort of life!



11 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's gorgeous. Don't ever eat spaghetti wearing this dress :)

Quilter Kathy said...

The beading is so beautiful! When you wear it and go out, maybe you will decide that you do live that kind of life! LOL

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice dress and beading.

Deb A said...

Ohhhhh, Very pretty! Love the color you chose. You might find you are the 'beaded' life after all!

Sandra Walker said...

This is just absolutely beautiful Kaja! I love how you have outlined the shapes, and I just love the colour of this dress! Is it for a special occasion?

Maggi said...

This is lovely, is it for something special?

audrey said...

Beautiful work. I love the style of this sort of applique in clothing.:)

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I'm so curious about your pattern, but I'm also thinking that you did it all on the fly! Either way, it's gorgeous. I love the beading and the details. You are so good at the details. I be sick of sewing on beads!
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Ann said...

I'm intrigued by the way you changed the emphasis of the original print - reverse applique of white in the flower centers, satin stitching the stems, and the outline beading. You will enjoy wearing this! Your handworked clothing reminds me a bit of a woman named, Rice who blogs at "Notes from the Voodoo Cafe." Have you read her?

Cathy said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous.

Juliann in WA said...

This is beautiful! Won't it be wonderful to wear?