Sunday, August 29, 2010

now for some hand sewing

I am well and truely underway on the back of the skirt, probably nearly one quarter done. When I get tired of machine sewing, I can now work on the embelishmen on the front of the skirt. I am using DMC Antique Effects cotton for the couching because it was the closest I could get to the 'gold' upholstery velveteen.

I think it is starting to take on some character now.

The back of the skirt has decided it likes to fray at the edges of the black velveteen. So insead of working from top to bottom in an orderly fashion, I am jumping across to which ever piece needs sewing down quickly and re-ironing repeatedly. Delustered satin and velveteen are not a good combination for easy applique.