Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Little Embelishment

 I have had a couple of projects rattling around in my head for a while and finally got my table cleared off long enough to tackle them.  Actually, I made it a GOAL.  This is the first project, an embellished  blouse.  I purchased the green blouse at VOA for a song.  Well not really a song.  They would have asked me to leave if I started  singing.  The armholes kind of "gaped" so I added darts to tuck them in, then I embellished it by cutting [gasp!] the corners off one of my hankies, gathering the pieces a bit and stitching them to the neck.  Then I used a variegated embroidery floss to do a blanket stitch around the neck and armholes.  Hand stitching is NOT one of my talents.
I decided my uneven stitching didn't really matter since I was going for an Anthropology or Free People look.  I'm not sure what I ended up with...  Old People??  Grammy Grunge??  Har! Har! Har!
Stay tuned, next up is a skirt I'm working on....

13 comments:

Gail Thayer said...

Well, whatever you may call it I love it! Good for you for being creative and making a OOAK blouse. Don't you love the fact that no one else out there has one?

Art and Sand said...

I agree with Gail, whatever you call it, it is cute. Oh, how could you cut up a hankie?

Protector of Vintage said...

Very pretty. If I saw that blouse in a store, I would snatch it up!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a very sweet touch! The hankie is so pretty and love it on your shirt! :) xo Holly

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think it's so pretty and such a clever way to use the pretty hankie. Cute, cute, cute!

Andy's Attic said...

It all adds a sweet, feminine touch. I like it....looking forward to the skirt!

Annette said...

Your creativity knows no bounds! As you know, I don't have a problem cutting up a hankie but I never would have thought to use it in this way. I love it! Good job Kathy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's adorable...so much cuter now! It was plain before, now it's hip and cool! heehee! hugs!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Kathy it's DARLING!!! Definitely Anthro all the way! I love it!

XO Danielle

CATHY said...

This one too! Wonderful and so unique.

Barbara said...

That came out great! (Well worth the sacrifice of the handkerchief!)

Laurie said...

How fun! I love the colors, too!

Kate North said...

Love the phrase "grammy grunge"! Think I might have to pinch that myself :)