"On the Borderline"

comments (6) June 5th, 2009 in gallery     

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sewphy sewphy, member
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I loved the idea of lots of people starting with the same pattern and seeing the variety of results.  I created a sundress of cotton knit with a tone on tone border.  To make the border, I overlapped the two colors and hand stitched the designs and cut out the centers to reveal the contrast.  The edges of the designs, the seams and the hem are all raw edge.  The hand running stitch is repeated around the top edge of the dress.  The inspiration for the color palette came from the jacket fabric.  It was a 3/4 of a yard remnent, so I had to do some fancy cutting, especially to get the stripes to match!  "On the Borderline" not only describes the border on the dress, but the timing of my entry...it is now 11:20 pm on Friday, I started this outfit on Tuesday!  I am really "on the borderline!"  

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Comments (6)

sissym writes: Im sorry to say..but this dress is NOT very pretty.
It doiesnt say anything except boring. i think the sewing lookks great. im not meaning to sound mean or anything.. but this dress material is plain an says.. im bored. it says... leave me on a store rack.
im sure your a great sewer apparently but i feel with a differant kind of material this could of been a winner!!
Posted: 8:21 am on June 18th
Sewdaffy writes: Wow! I love the lines of the dress, and the reverse applique is such an understated, yet elegant touch. What a beautiful outfit!
Posted: 1:54 pm on June 9th
sherriW writes: Beautiful reverse applique!
Posted: 11:24 am on June 6th
LittleRachel writes: How elegant! You did a wonderful job! I am glad that you made it into the contest "on the borderline!"
Posted: 9:35 am on June 6th
Terri_A writes: WOW! Amaaaazing:-)
Posted: 1:29 am on June 6th
AthenaWeaves writes: Your boarder work is so elegant I really admire your hand work. Your garments look like they came from a fancy boutique and well they did because ‘You’ made them with love, artistry and hard work. Good luck with your entry. I love your use of soft colors.
Posted: 12:14 am on June 6th
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