Butterfly Garden

comments (14) June 5th, 2009 in gallery     

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LittleRachel LittleRachel, member
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I wanted to create a dress that loves the sun as much as I do.  I made the pattern "as it" because it provided the perfect canvas for my embroidery work. I altered a black-work design originally intended for linens. I filled it in with color change thread. I then used the scalloped border to create a matching hem line. Lastly, I added a flurry of butterflies, also in color change thread. Inside, it is a dramatic black and white creation. But, outside, it really comes to life!

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Comments (14)

ShereeS writes: Beautiful dress!! Love the embroidery! Congrats on winning the contest!
Posted: 10:25 pm on June 17th
LittleRachel writes: Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and votes. I have had many people ask me if I would consider doing this professionally...I am not sure, to be honest. The work I do is very labor intensive and I am not sure that I would know what to charge. I have a very large family and I usually sew for them. I am promising myself that I will make more clothes for myself. Ya gotta spoil yourself too, ya know! And this Wild Ginger software is going to inspire me so much!! Thanks again for all of the encouragement! And perhaps I will give some thought to an Etsy shop! :)
Posted: 4:48 pm on June 17th
Ceracita writes: I agree with Corinna; I would happily pay to have this dress made! A 55 I'm just learning to thread a machine!
I saw this contest after voting had ended, but chose the winner before I knew that. You are truly talented!
"Have you beheld a man skillful in his work? Before kings is where he will station himself..."Proverbs 22:29.
Posted: 2:57 pm on June 17th
SummerRoseScrapbooks writes: I'm not much of a dress wearer, but this is absolutely stunning. I would love to know if you perhaps have an etsy shop where you might make and sell this dress? Or if you have thought of making them as custom orders? I absolutely love it.

Posted: 11:36 am on June 15th
Meesha writes:
Little Rachel,
I love the dress, wish I were young enough to wear one like it. It makes me want a multicolored, embroidered hat, too, and spike heels! Wow!

Posted: 9:57 am on June 9th
MCChappell writes: Lovely dress and was created by a lovely lady...she is so creative.
Posted: 7:56 pm on June 8th
JoyParrella writes: Very intricate detail and feminine. Would look lovely with a sun hat at the Del Mar Horse Races.
Posted: 1:48 pm on June 8th
JonBoyes writes: What a great ideal/theme... having a sun dress with beautiful butterflies all around just fluttering around. Very very eye catching! I want to order one for my daughter please.
Posted: 11:48 am on June 8th
sherriW writes: Wonderful looking! You're right - the pictures taken outside really show off the different colors you used. Very nice.
Posted: 11:29 am on June 6th
LittleRachel writes: Thank you so much for your kind words! It is so much fun to see everyone's "vision" of the same pattern! To answer your question, I use PE Design for digitizing. Sadly, it has rained and been very overcast all week so the colors are not as bright as they get in full sun. But I had a blast designing it just the same!
Posted: 11:03 pm on June 5th
liesurelady writes: Very creative, I like the color change thread for the butterflies. You did a great job with the embroidery embelishments.
Posted: 9:36 pm on June 5th
AthenaWeaves writes: Will you come and show me how to machine embroider? Your workmanship is absolutely divine. I’m in awe. I learned about black-work from my Grandmother when we bought her an embroidery book by Erica Wilson (ok I’m really showing my age). Good luck with your entry. Your dress is absolutely lovely I adore it so much I wish I had one as well :-)
Posted: 6:46 pm on June 5th
Terri_A writes: Really fabulous concept! Lovely. What machine and embroidery software did you use for the butterflies?
Posted: 6:05 pm on June 5th
GertieT writes: Absolutely amazing! I want one!
Posted: 5:12 pm on June 5th
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