Candlewick N Roses
This pattern is Simplicity 3684 a “Thread Magazine Collection” edition. A simple bib front shirt. Very easy construction. I cut out all the pieces I wasn’t embroidering first. Then I laid out the pieces to be embroidered and using a blue wash away pen, marked the basic area of the pattern piece. I embroidered each piece on sticky wash away stabilizer. Washed and pressed the piece, then cut each out. I did mirror images of the bib design so they would match. When the shirt was finished being sewn, I hand embroidered heirloom bullion rose buds in each button to attach it to the shirt. A feminine touch without being too frilly. I’m learning heirloom sewing and as I learn new techniques, I try to add them to modern garments. This blouse was inspired by Threads Issue 140 article Three takes on the Classic White Shirt.
Closeup of front bib and cuffs
Close up of hand embroidered bullion rose bud in all the buttons.
Full frontal view of blouse
This picture shows the machine embroidered candlewick design closeup before I cut out the cuff.
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