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Traditional Ukrainian Embroidered Blue and Purple Linen Blouse

Added Jul 29, 2015

by Marusya Grace

South Bend, Unit...






My Ukrainian heritage is visible in many of my projects, but this is the first time I’ve attempted a more authentic piece.

This linen peasant blouse is reminiscent of one my babcha embroidered before she immigrated to the United States.

My mother started the embroidery this spring and I finished sewing it just in time to enter it into this contest!

The blouse is made of a thicker 100% ivory linen. Waste canvas was used to sew the embroidery. (My mom used the small 14 count packets of waste canvas found at Michaels & Joann Fabrics. She couldn’t find it by the yard.)

I used Simplicity’s vintage pattern 8704 size 16.

More photos on my blog here: http://www.marusyamarusya.com/hand-embroidered-blue-and-purple-ukrainian-linen-blouse/




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Ethnic

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    Aug 6, 2015, 10.06 AMby sewing fanatic

    loving this look, lots of work gone into it :P

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    Aug 3, 2015, 05.23 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is absolutely great work. As I know how hard to cross-stitch and especially on the linen I can’t but admire with the skill, taste and the neatness with which the blouse done!

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    Jul 30, 2015, 11.47 AMby Luda Tomashevska

    I love this embroidery! And the main thing is – you’ve chosen the right colours. Nowadays people do not pay much attention to the symbols and colours of the embroidery. But in old times every symbol had its meaning. The water was a symbol of woman (blue, green, violet…) and the fire was a symbol of man (red, orange, yellow). I also was interested more deeply in our traditions and it’s very pleasant to see that somebody so far from Ukraine is interested in it too :) Good luck with your passion!

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    Jul 30, 2015, 04.38 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Impressive work of art and patience!

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    Jul 29, 2015, 08.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just fabulous and very pretty work!

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    Jul 29, 2015, 05.27 PMby cur-jargon

    stunning. so beautiful!

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