Hand-stitching on the brown shirt

I did hand-stitching on the long blue shirt earlier, that was pretty successful, I think it is the easiest way to add texture, pattern, and color to your clothes. I chose the simple patterns because they are easy to stitch and also simple pattern is just a right test to my style.

The dark brown shirt fits me well, but I am not sure of the four pockets on the front. I want to do something to make the shirt look more relaxed and feminine.

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I first took the two pockets off on top, the black and white picture shows the result.

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Lets do some stitching on the front like this, those variety vertical pattens together make one big patten. I also stitched some horizontal patterns on the cover of the button packets to balance the top vertical patten. Continue reading “Hand-stitching on the brown shirt”

Decorated the yellow shirt

This yellowish brown shirt has some oriental feel on it, and the fabric is 100% silk. There are some little hand-stitched leafs on the front and also a few leafs on the edge of sleeves. Those leafs added some detail on the shirt, but the shape of neck line is not my favorite, I prefer bigger and open neck line.  but it is not too bad, it is just little too plan and need some detail to make the neck line look bigger.

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I picked the light green bandeau because that is the closest color I could find that would match the little green leafs, than I drew some circles with pencil around the neck line.

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Let’s start sewing, I was not sure if my sewing machine could work with such thin lines, but after a few tries, I got the hang of things and though it’s not perfect, I was able to make it work. Continue reading “Decorated the yellow shirt”