I've done a few previous posts about what my Forever Project ™ concept is all about. To recap: it's a hand-work project that I can take with me to keep busy and be productive when I am not in my sewing studio. My current Forever Project is "Dress Me Up", a series of 12 hand-embroidered dresses, circa 1950s, created by Bobby Sox Studio.
I've talked about the dresses that I've already completed: dresses 1 & 2, dress 3, dresses 4 & 5, and dress 6. Whew ... that should bring us up to snuff.
Well, I have now finally finished dresses 7 & 8, taken appropriate pictures and am now remembering to BLOG about them!
The neck scarf, skirt outline and "leash" for the poodle were done in a light purple, the blouse is outlined in black.
The belt has a 'gold' buckle.
I procrastinated finishing this dress ... I stitched the poodle in a single ply of floss. Oh. My. Goodness. '
It took *ages* to stitch all the tiny curves to depict the fluffy cut of the poodle.
There's a cute little bow at the center front and the dress "fabric" is an all-over print of daisy flowers.
The mannequin features a very lovely turned, spiral stand.
New to me is DMC's metallic floss. I discovered it rather late in the game .. I ran out of black and in the course of replenishing my supply, I saw this nifty "new" floss on the shelf. In purple. Two shades. How could I possibly resist it?
So I didn't. :-)
This floss is very stiff to work with and likes to twist, tangle and knot around itself. You need to talk nicely to it, so it will behave for you.
I put a single French knot in the center of the lazy daisy flowers. The lazy daisies were done with 2 ply of the metallic; the French knots were done with 1 ply and 1 wrap.