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Dragon top

Added Mar 5, 2012

by smayo

Victoria, Canada






McCall’s M5388 done in a thrifted blue microsuede with a dragon embroidered on the yolk with red silk and gold metallic thread. A simple pattern but my first time stabilising seams with twill tape, my first time adding interfacing to a pattern in places not called for in the pattern instructions (yolk and upper back), first time adding freehand embroidery onto a pattern piece. Finished in time to wear to my daughter’s birthday party at the bug zoo – see tarantula in second picture.




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    Mar 8, 2012, 10.13 AMby LudoTela

    Yay. Hand embroidery on hand made clothes. Looks tops :)

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    Mar 5, 2012, 08.14 PMby smayo

    Thanks, I think. The urban dictionary defines angly as a derogoratory term for a person of anglo-saxon descent, but somehow I don’t think that’s what you meant :). Thanks for commenting and I’m glad you like my dragon.

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    Mar 5, 2012, 06.38 PMby freaky-philomeen

    whow, this is really special…a hand-stitched dragon… love the whole style of it and the blue microsuede looks fantastic!

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      Mar 5, 2012, 08.09 PMby smayo

      Thank you . I’m glad you like my dragon, and I’m liking microsuede more and more every time I work with it. It gathers well but doesn’t press easily

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    Mar 5, 2012, 01.34 PMby blueartisan

    Wow you don’t do things by halves do you? Great top and great day by the look of it!

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      Mar 5, 2012, 08.05 PMby smayo

      Thanks! Generally I do do things by halves, but I’m embracing the concept of using simpler projects to learn new techniques and practice getting a better fit. Oh it was a pretty great birthday for sure!

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    Mar 5, 2012, 10.05 AMby Douli Bee

    Great blouse! Angly tarantula! Beautiful dragon! :-))

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