Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ballerina Pillow Project - Part Four




I have made quite a bit of progress on my ballerina pillow project. 

You can read my other posts about this project here: {part one} {part two} {part three

I finished the top border motif. 

Here is a closer look - I used the chain stitch, back stitch, stem stitch and double knot stitch:


I have also finished all the ballet costumes. 

Since my last post, I have made a few changes to the purple costume. 

If you have been following this project, you may have noticed that in previous posts the purple costume had wide shoulder straps:


I decided I didn't like the way those looked after I had filled in the bodice of the costume, so I cut the purple stitching on the straps out.  I decided that double spaghetti straps stitched in the lavender of the tutu would look better.  I started to make the change....


and then realized you should be able to see the hanger between the spaghetti straps - I hadn't stitched it before because it had been covered by the wider straps - so I had to stitch the missing parts of the hanger first!


Then I stitched each of the spaghetti straps with a single straight stitch


that I couched with this beautiful blending filament that adds so much sparkle:


Next, I washed out all the water soluble marker:


and stretched the fabric out to dry:


It is really beautiful!

I will be back with another post on my next steps with this project!

6 comments:

Lilasesazuis Gata said...

Kim, dear,

But how was this gorgeous design.

The colors, the points that you used ... gave lightness!

Congratulations, loved!

kisses,

Ligia e = ^. ^ =

Diana P said...

super

Kim said...

Ligia - Thank you! I love these colors together :)
Diana P. - Thanks!

Darlene said...

Wow!! It turned out so much better than I imagined!! It truly is Fabulous!!!! The border is gorgeous!!!

Sondra said...

I love your top border motive! I would want to put it on everything; it's so gorgeous!!!

Kim said...

Darlene - Thank you! I am really happy with the results too - I can't wait to start the back of the pillow.
Sondra - Thank you!!