Stitched for Texture

hand stitch

For whatever reason, I have decided to change the BigBoxy Japanese pattern up. Mods! I am making mods (modifications). Rather than a 1/4″ clean finish hem, I have doubled the sleeve, using the fold as a finish technique and I am stitching the sleeve to give it texture. I hope this gives the sleeves some definition or difference. The blouse if so large that the sleeves go from the elbow to 3/4 length. I may stitch on the collar too, but I may not. That looks like it needs to remain soft, but I am leaving my options open.

hand stitch

I went ahead and washed the cloth. I would say about half the iridescence came off. I am glad, the cloth used to be a dragonfly, now it is soft and sumptuous. I still have a fair amount of stitching to do. The sleeves are maybe 8×12″ and I have completed a quarter of the stitching. And I will have to take a photo, but I think I like the wrong side of the stitching!

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  1. Jeannie says:

    I like! I have a linen skirt that has plain stitching at the hem and then a floral band. The stitching is in the same color as the cloth, so it just adds texture, but looks elegant. xo

  2. So glad to see you back! The format of the website and blog are great.

  3. Jeannie says:

    Did you think about using a rayon thread/floss for some added shimmer? xo