|Cover of her latest book|
This inspires me to work on mundane clothing for everyday that is not mundane in the least. Yes, time consuming but what lovely clothing to have that has a vintage feel to it! I ordered via Amazon, her other previous books to get more ideas. Her clothes are lovely, but I am not sure how they would look on a petite, rounded body like mine. Her models are impossibly beautiful, very young and TALL et SLIM! But I am determined to figure it out as I love the idea of embellishing clothes.
With that said and within the topic, I had planned to embroider an Elizabethan shift - yes, another UFO of a year or two ago. I got the shift cut out and was ready to rock and roll with the embroidery but once I got started I wasn't happy with the size of the motifs and the stitches I was using. The shift is similar to one in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 4.
|Woman's linen smock 1605-15|
|Neck and construction detail|
|This is the original motif I embroidered with stem stitch and French knots.|
|The one on the left was started in stem stitch. To the right it is all done in back-stitch.|
In the meantime, I think I will work on a sampler of what I want to be on the shift and the jacket and get use to embroidering again.
More to come, stay tuned!