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Inspired by Threads Contest

Candlewick N Roses

Closeup of front bib and cuffs

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.


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  1. nanacosta | | #1

    A white shirt, allways a must in our wardrove, and this one is absolutely lovely!!!! that embroidery on the buttons is exquise.....congratulations.

  2. sewsalot | | #2

    I would love to know how you did the rose embroidery in the middle of the button. Wow!

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    mississippikat | | #3

    Simple and elegant. Altogether - well done and beautiful. I don't believe I've ever seen embroidery in a button before.

  4. elfstone | | #4

    Hi Sewsalot, If you search on the internet for you tube videos of Bullion rose bud embroidery, you will see how they are done. Its really pretty easy once you have the "bullion" down.

  5. Minnisa | | #5

    I love it! It is simple, elegant and beautiful.

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