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Summer Sewing Challenge - Express Yourself in Linen

Tailored Linen Suit and Shoes

The lapel, sleeve cuffs, button holes and buttons are all embelished with embroidery...

I was so excited to find this contest! What a great excuse to treat myself to a new outfit. This exposed me to several “firsts”… this is my first suit…the first time I have worked with linen… and my first time to cover shoes! Thanks to the latest issue of Threads Magazine, I was able to do a decent job of matching my shoes to my suit! It was a time consuming labor of love! I used Vogue pattern 8543 and embelished it all over with embroidery…including the shoes!


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    mirela | | #1

    I can't believe there are no comments on your creation yet.
    I think it is amazing, the embroidery is not over the top even if it is all over! Wonderful creation!

  2. triciab1212 | | #2

    Amazing! I love the flair sleeves and back. And I've never heard of covering shoes. Boy, that is totally awesome!!!!!! I want to do that now but don't know how!!!

  3. andrine | | #3

    I love this outfit!! The shoes too cute. What a great look.

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    ShereeS | | #4

    All I can say is WOW! You did an amazing job..the shoes just take this over the top! Bravo!

  5. coolingcollections | | #5

    What a wonderful outfit you have made. Shame there wasn't a runner up prize..

  6. fairiequeen | | #6

    I realize this is way past yur contest date and I am just browsing the Internet and came upon your outfit. It is truly beautiful, especially the shoes. I LOVE them. May I ask what brand they are and where you bought them? Thanks for your answer. And GREAT job!!

  7. [email protected] | | #7

    This whole outfit is awesome. I never knew you would cover shoes like that! How did you learn the technique?

  8. HelenO | | #8

    What issue was the article for covering shoes? I have most of the magazines, but I can't remember the issue no.

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