Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bodice - drawn thread work

This is what I've decided to do for the bodice of  Miss J's dress.  This is the dress that has the Boutis technique on the bottom of the skirt.  I had a piece of yellow linen from which I drew threads horizontally and vertically.   I then used blue embroidery thread to make the design through the loose threads.  I have done a Madeira applique technique to insert it into the bodice.  I am going to use the yellow for a sash and as piping around the neckline and the sleeve cuffs.  Miss J said she wanted either a sky blue dress, an Easter egg yellow dress, or a faded pink dress.  I love blue and yellow together, so I decided to use her first two choices together.             
                            With the light from the window showing through the open drawn work.
 This is the lining for this piece.  I simply drew the scallops on the blue bodice lining.  Then I layered this yellow cotton batiste on the back and sewed a straight stitch on the lines I had drawn.  I cut away the extra yellow, then I zigzagged with a very narrow and close stitch to catch the loose threads.  This will be the backing for the open work.  If it weren't on the bodice, I wouldn't line the drawn work, but for modesty's sake, I felt I should.
I've started a baby blue crocheted sweater for Miss J, too.  She may, or may not, wear it with this dress for Easter.  I guess it depends on the weather.

17 comments:

KID, MD said...

Wow!! So beautiful and I think your lining is a very nice touch.

Aminat said...

This is really lovely, I love the lining as well.Cant wait to seeing the finished project

fabricartist21 said...

Hello, Julia, I love your pretty slide show of the clothes that you have made. It is so much fun to sew for the grands. I recently make a pillow case for my youngest with dinosaurs on it as he is going through that stage.

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MushyWear said...

I am always interested in what you are making. You have such diverse talents and everything is so pretty.

Marinbambu said...

it's beautiful. I put new pictures, go to see them.

sewing spots said...

This will be a lovely dress!

gwensews said...

That's beautiful work. I thought of you yesterday, when Martha's Sewing Room came on the TV.

Sherry said...

I enjoy seeing the beautiful projects you are working on. The slide show of your work is amazing. I sewed all of my girl's dresses when they were little, I am making doll clothes for granddaughters this week. I will be back to see the finished project.

Needled Mom said...

It looks gorgeous. I just saw the thread drawn technique in my SB magazine and was wondering where I could give it a try. I like the idea of the lining too. Beautiful work!

Kim said...

I can't wait to see more of this Julia!! I don't sew well, so I'm always curious where you are going with your project- I can't wait to see this progress! I love blue and yellow together :)

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