Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Cherries and toffee" dress. Embroidering....

   
   Starting over... I had lost my sewing mojo, no, it´s just that sometimes there are other things that require more attention at certain times of life, but I´m here again looking forward to sewing accumulated.
  I had planned to sew and embroider this dress from 40s, this is a copy that I made a few years ago, about ten years ago, an elderly lady very kindly lent me some magazines to share with me such beautiful treasures, I just have a few photocopies of that illustrations of clothing and embroidery designs, that means no patterns of dresses, so I have to "invent" on the drawing.

Comenzar de nuevo...  No es que yo hubiese perdido mis ganas de coser, no, es simplemente que a veces hay otras cosas que requieren más atención en momentos determinados de la vida, pero aquí estoy otra vez con muchas ganas de costura acumuladas.
  Yo tenía había planeado coser y bordar este vestido  de finales de los años cuarenta, esto es una fotocopia que yo hice hace algunos años, quizá diez años atrás, de unas revistas que me prestó muy amablemente una señora anciana para compartir conmigo tan hermosos tesoros, yo solamente tengo unas pocas fotocopias de  las ilustraciones de los vestidos y el dibujo para bordar a tamaño natural, eso significa que no hay patrones de los vestidos, así que simplemente tengo que "inventar" sobre el dibujo.

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   I chose a shade of cherry red fabric for the dress, there are about one meter and half of this fabric and some caramel pieces cut for the yoke and sleeves, so I´ll have to do some juggling with the cutting of patterns for get all pieces fit because I have planned to cut the skirt on the bias.
   I´m still deciding whether to make the piece that leaves the waist, which seems to be some kind of pockets hanging there, I will decide along the way.

   Elegí un retal de tela en color rojo cereza para el vestido, hay cerca de un metro y medio de esta y algunos trozos cortados en color caramelo para el canesú y las mangas, así que tendré que hacer algunos malabares con el corte de los patrones para conseguir encajar las piezas porque yo tengo planeado cortar la falda al biés.
   Aún estoy decidiendo si hacer la pieza que sale de la cintura, lo que parece ser alguna clase de bolsillos colgando de allí, lo decidiré a lo largo del camino.
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   I started copying the drawing in tissue paper and place it on the front of a basic pattern in my size body, in this way, I can decide where to cut the line that separates the yoke (toffee fabric) and front (cherry red fabric)
   Then I drew the line on the pattern to separate the two pieces, so it´s ready to cut into the two fabrics...

  Comencé copiando el dibujo en papel de seda y colocarlo sobre el delantero de un patrón básico de cuerpo en mi talla, de esta forma, yo puedo decidir donde hacer la línea de corte que separa el canesú ( tela color caramelo) y el delantero (tela rojo cereza).
   Entonces dibujé la linea sobre el patrón para separar las dos piezas, así que ya está listo para cortar en las dos telas.

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   So that once together, I get this... the following step is replacing the embroidery pattern to the selected location along the line joining the two fabrics and tracing over them, which gave me "enough war", it was as a toothache trying to make the drawing is transferred on the bulk of the union.

   De forma que una vez unidos, yo obtengo esto... lo siguiente es volver a colocar el dibujo del bordado en el lugar seleccionado siguiendo la linea de unión de las dos telas y calcar sobre estas, lo cual me dió bastante guerra, ya que fué un dolor de muelas intentar que el dibujo se transfiriera sobre el grueso de la unión.


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   For now, this is what I got, hand embroidery is quite slow, in response to my dear Irene, but it´s a beautiful work and well worth the time invested in it, satisfaction of seeing how the drawing is formed with threads is as gratifying....

  Por ahora, esto es lo que he conseguido, el bordado a mano es bastante lento, en respuesta a mi querida Irene, pero es un hermoso trabajo que vale la pena el tiempo invertido en él, la satisfacción de observar como se forma el dibujo con hilos es algo tan gratificante....

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   With the added value to get a totally unique and exclusive garment one completed it.
                  Yay, I think it´s worth the effort... I´m already dreaming of the finished dress....

   Con el valor añadido de conseguir una prenda totalmente única y exclusiva una vez terminado.
     Si, yo creo que vale la pena el esfuerzo... yo ya estoy soñando con el vestido acabado....
  

27 comments:

  1. I think it will be just lovely when it is finished! The whole point of sewing is to make yourself something unique and gorgeous.

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  2. Oh wow! don't know how you do it Rosy, but everything you do is a masterclass! I've had a bit of a sewing break myself, but am hoping to get back to it next weekend, activities permitting - I would love to try the embroidery. Brava!

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  3. oh how lovely!! you have done a wonderful job there Rosy! I can't wait to see it finished!

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  4. those colours are gorgeous, you are so creative

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  5. It looks beautiful already! Can't wait to see the finished dress.

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  6. Wow, Rosy, this is going to be an amazing dress. I can't wait to see you wearing it :-)

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  7. That is so pretty!!! I can't wait to see the finished garment.

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  8. Te he echado muchísimo de menos Rosy. Cosiendo no soy muy ducha, faldas y nada más, pero bordar, ahhhhhhhhhhh bordar me encanta.
    Qué ganas tengo de ver tu obra terminada.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  9. Oh my goodness, that is so beautiful! Can´t wait for the whole thing to be ready. Enjoy the stitching process, I love to do some embroidery from time to time! :-)

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  10. I was thinking of you today. I was looking at some patterns on Etsy from a company called Hollywood Patterns that made patterns in the 30s thru the 50s. There are some patterns that I thought would look lovely on you.
    Your dress is going to be sensational. You are the most amazing sewer I know.
    I can't wait to see this dress on you. I know it and you will be beautiful.

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  11. An inspiration as always. Thanks for the close up of the embroidery...well worth the effort indeed:)

    I too am having difficulty sewing, keep getting bogged down on the internet, with accounting, and organizing my life, when I just want to sew something together....soon hopefully.

    Glad to see you made it over the hump.

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  12. Los colores se ven preciosos juntos, y que lindo te esta quedando el bordado!

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  13. This dress will be so beautiful! The embroidery is exquisite. Yes, I agree, it is certainly worth the time to make something so special.

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  14. can't wait to see the finished dress
    embroidery is so beautiful

    Rosy,you are so creative!!!

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  15. I can tell already that this is going to be a fantastic start to another year of outstanding sewing by yourself.I so envy your vision,expertise and,most of all,your patience.
    Like everyone else I am eager to see this dress finished...I expect too it will be a show stopper for Me Made May this year!

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  16. I really like the way the colour of the thread unites the two different fabrics. It's going to be beautiful.

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  17. Rosy, eres una artesana de la costura...Se nota que amas lo que haces.
    Un beso

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  18. Wow Rosy your dress is looking so beautiful.

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  19. Dear Rosy - this project looks phenomenal, and I am in awe of your beautiful embroidery. You will have a beautiful and unique dress, and I can't wait to see it! xxx

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  20. I'm so glad you're back!!!

    Oooh, I'm dreaming of your finished dress, too. :)

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  21. Yes, i can't wait to see this dress too!

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  22. Welcome back and I hope you had a good break. I am loving the sneak peeks into your method and working for this dress, which is going to be wonderful when done.

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  23. This is going be a one of a kind, gorgeous dress when finished. I really like your choice of the red solid and tan tweed like fabric. The embroidery is beautifully done.

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