Saturday, August 9, 2008

“Minhocando” até terminar o vestido - Worming my way out into the finished dress

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O vestido está quase pronto mas ainda tenho que acabar a bainha… Deixo-vos com estas duas fotos para abrir o apetite:

A cintura depois de aplicar as tranças:

E os pontos “minhoca” feitos com torçal que seguram a trança da bainha; estes foram os primeiros que fiz:

Que trabalheira!

The dress is almost done but I still have to finish applying the braid on the hem… I leave you with a couple of detail shots, just to tease you:

The waist:

And my first warm stitches using buttonhole twist:

This is hard work!

12 comments:

Adrienne said...

I've never heard of buttonhole twist. How do you do that? It looks fantastic Tany!!!

Phyllis said...

Tany, good work on those bullions!(the official name for that stitch)...they are considered an advanced hand embroderiy stitch and they are very, very challenging!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

If anyone can make this pattern meet it's potential, it's you Tany! I can't wait to see the finished dress!!!

peacockchic said...

Wow!!! That is all I have to say...WOW!!! cause that takes so much time and diligence I can't even imagine!

Vicki said...

No wonder no one else has made it yet - a lot of work. Cheering you on!!

KayB said...

You're right: This is hard work! But what a result! - The bullions really look good.

Erica B. said...

Tany, you bullions look great!

Kelroc said...

Love the teaser. the color and braid is fantastic. Looking forward to the finished dress.

Lori said...

Can't wait to see allt he dress, it looks fantastic.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I knew you would do a wonderful job with this boullion knot technique, and you did not dissappoint :) it looks fantastic.What needle/size did you use? The braid also looks perfect.

Tany said...

Adrienne: Buttonhole twist is the thread commonly used to make the hand-worked buttonholes! It's a little thicker and shinier than normal thread!

Phyllis: Thank you! I am happy that I was able to learn this technique. It looks wonderful as an embellishment! But I must tell you, my finger joints are hurting bad!

Ann: Thanks! I used a size 7 milliner needle for making the bullions. These are hard to get perfect on the first attempt, there's a learning curve to be able to make them right. I've just put up a tutorial on making the bullions, the way that works for me.

Thanks to all for the nice comments!

Mamã Martinho said...

Este vestido é sem dúvida uma trabalheira, mas são os pequenos promenores que o fazem especial.

Bjs

Mónica