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embroidery lady with a purple flower maxi dress

Added Aug 28, 2012

by sewingdebbie

Cheltenham, Unit...






This lovely lady is part of my series of hand embroidery / appliqués based on the images on the front of the envelopes that contain vintage dress making patterns. I love those ladies! When I was growing up, waiting for my Mum to buy whatever she needed from the habidasherers, I used to love going through the books and drawers of patterns looking at all of their outfits – I thought they were so sophisticated.
The piece is 9″ × 12″ / 20.5 x30.5 cm, worked on linen and backed with calico and is mounted on a frame 1/2" / 1.3cm deep

This one is a homage to all things purple and flowery and to maxi dresses in general (at 4’ 10" the maxi dresses are taller than me and defintely not something i am ever going to wear)

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Material Notes

linen, cotton, embroidery thread, wooden frame


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    Oct 5, 2013, 05.04 PMby missjackieo

    no worries ,i have been meaning to upload a lot of projects for months myself, hope ur feeling better after the surgery , i really do think your work is special :-)

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    Jul 15, 2013, 09.39 PMby missjackieo

    hey love love love ur work Debbie , if i had more monies i would have this one on my wall for when im sewing x hopefully i will be able to buy one in the not too distant future :-)

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      Sep 18, 2013, 02.18 PMby sewingdebbie

      Thanks so much for your nice comment, sorry for the super late reply,I haven’t been on here for ages as due to surgery I have not been sewing. It is so nice when someone says something lovely like that xx

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