July 29, 2014

A top from Burda in white jersey, sewn a few years ago.

Vintage necklace made out of cut peach seeds with copper links, made by a friend’s dad.

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Silk from India

July 29, 2014

 

 

My friend Joytsna went to India for vacation and got me this gorgeous pink silk fabric.

I combined it with the red floral print silk organza and used a Burda pattern to sew it.

I left the edges of the flounces unfinished and fraying on purpose, it gives it a light feel.

Picture are from Roxana’s Baptism in 2012 (I was still pregnant at that time, hence the big belly)

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July 29, 2014

A metallic blue jeans dress made from a Burda pattern, can’t even remember which.

From Michael’s Baptism in 2012. yup I was pregnant :)

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Sonia’s Baptism

July 28, 2014

 

Photos from 2012 at Sonia’s Baptism. She is 2 years old now.

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The dress is made out of cotton sateen based on the same La Mia Boutique Pattern.

 

Sonia is wearing a traditional Romanian dress made by grandma with hand stitched embroidery.

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Blue

July 28, 2014

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Long lost photos of the blue silk dress with hairpin lace, silk jacket with embroidery, covered button and bound button-hole, cotton sateen dress from the cover of La Mia Boutique.


Little Foxy

October 31, 2013

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Dress Pattern: http://www.liveinternet.ru/community/3203889/post232411256/

Hat pattern: http://goodknits.com/blog/2013/10/01/crochet-sly-fox-hat/

Yarn: Elann Lara

Needle: 2.5mm

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I wanted Sonia to have a foxy dress for autumn, she likes her Ikea stuffed foxes and says Vulpea all the time.

I followed the basic pattern in the link, but couldn’t read it in Russian, so I followed the schemas and approximated the number of repeats and increases.

It is not made in the round, I turned in the center back, leaving an opening for about 15cm. When the dress was done, I crochet again along the neckline, adding the picots and the button holes in the back opening. it has 3 sewn on flat buttons.

I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but almost everything in crochet can be fixed with steam! shhh!

The applied fox is a simple crochet circle, with ears and an elongated nose.

The eyes and nose are embroidered over using a big needle with crochet thread number 10, in brown, black and a dot of white.

It is sewn on with needle and regular sewing thread as a pocket, from upper ear corner, around the bottom nose, and up to the other ear corner, leaving the top part open for the pocket.

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How to crochet the ears on the applied fox head:

Crochet 5 single crochet stitches.

Slip stitch into the second stitch from hook

Single crochet into the next stitch.

Half double crochet into the next stitch

Double crochet into the next stitch

Treble crochet into the next stitch

Skip 5 stitches from the circle and slip stitch in the next crochet.

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This will create the basic triangle shape of the ear. Repeat for the second ear… I approximated the distances.

I also crochet the foxy hat to go with the dress, and Sonia admires herself in the mirror repeating the word Vulpea (Fox) when wearing it.

Happy Halloween!!!


Sonia

April 15, 2013

The Bishop dress with machine smocking and decorative stitching.


PES for Traditional Romanian Cross-stitch Designs for Machine Embroidery

April 3, 2013

Follow the link and you’ll find a free archive of PES files containing cross-stitch designs of traditional Romanian designs as they are used on our blouses.

http://mestesugariromani.ro/mestesuguri-traditionale-romanesti/attachment/motive-traditionale-broderie-computerizata

here are just a few:

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There is also a guide on how to cut the blouses:

http://mestesugariromani.ro/mestesuguri-traditionale-romanesti/attachment/ghid-introductiv-in-croit-si-brodat-camasa-traditionala-romaneasca

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If anyone ever gets the chance to use them, I would really like to see.

I hope to find the time to use them myself.

 

 


Bishop Dress

March 30, 2013

A dress for Sonia.

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I’ve taken inspiration from the Romanian folks wear, the traditional stitches and colors found on blouses.

htp://semne-cusute.blogspot.com/

The pattern is a little smoked dress, also known as a bishop dress.

I debated doing the hand embroidery and smocking…vs machine made…this time, the machine won.

For anyone with a great embroidery machine, here are some more designs I wanted to try…could no longer launch my Windows virtual machines, where the PED Basic was installed…oh well will have to re-do it one day.

Pattern: Burda

Fabric: white poplin

Fabric stabilizer: starch spray

Thread: regular sewing thread for the embroidery, no shiny stuff

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Sonia Popovici

June 6, 2012

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