Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Progress on McCall 789

Thank you everyone for the lovely, lovely comments on my blogiversary post!  You are all so wonderful!!

I wanted to show you a sneak peak of my progress on McCall 789:


Lauren from Tea and Crumpets suggested that I show a few of the stitches used for this pattern!  What  a great idea for a post this week! Thanks Lauren!  You can see part of the front of the house isn't finished.  This is what the transfer guide looks like.  I was very lucky to have bought this already transferred onto the grey linen and all the thread with it!  Plus, the previous owner had started in on the pattern.  YAY!  I hope to finish it up this week....it's so pretty.  I am loving it!

Oh, I also wanted to mention that I came across McCall 3638 which is the pattern I used to sew up my grey dress on ebay.   Unfortunately, there's only 4 hours left but NO ONE has bid on it and it's going for $1.99.  Check it out.  It's selling in a size 14 (B32).  Let me know if you end up winning it as I would love to see someone else's rendition of the pattern!

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing it at all its splendor. When you are finished .. will be it a picture for the wall??

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  2. Your embroidery looks wonderful! I can't wait to see the finished piece!

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  3. Wow! I am so impressed by the detail - and by your patience in doing such fine work!!!!

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  4. That is so cool.....I have just gotten into 1940's/50's design embroidery on clothing and linen, it's just so much fun!

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  5. Oh, how lovely! I had almost forgotten that I used to do a bit of embroidery work back when I was a teenager. Hmmm, this might be a safer bet for me than scary buttonholes!

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  6. Wow! I used to do embroidery --not as much lately. My mother made several of this type you're doing. Of course, we still have them! Your stitches are beautiful!

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  7. That's looking so lovely! I'd love to see how you do the stitches, I might not ever make a piece like that but I'm curious how it's done :)

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