Hi Kathy and all our friends,
I can’t wait for spring! I’m so looking forward to the pastel colors and spring dresses, yet we still have tons of snow outside!
Kathy, you asked what I’m working on. Well, I’m actually working on an Easter dress for my daughter Claire. I started early, so I will hopefully be done early! It is a high yoke dress pattern. I pleated the top of the skirt and created my own smocking design! I used the Letter tab – Machine category and chose smocking stitches from my machine brand. I chose the stitches by looking at the Sample Guides – Fonts and Shapes to find out what letter resulted in the correct smocking stitch! I then of course used Encore to get the right amount for the pleated area.
Another one of my favorite things to use is Fabric Decorator. It is so easy to create my own ‘fabric’. You will see the cross-hatching in the background behind the bunny and the eggs. That was done using Fabric Decorator. Again, I set my hoop size to the exact size of my pleating minus the smocking stitches I had already created.
Lastly, I created the bunny and eggs using Design Creator. I used Design Creator so I could change the fill patterns. You’ll notice the basket’s bow has a fun fill in it, and the bow on the yellow egg has a radial fill. It’s small and it’s subtle, but it makes it so unique!
Now that I’m done with this design, I’m ready to create my next smocking project. It’s just so fun to create my very own embroidery designs and create such beautiful, unique garments for Claire!
Kathy, how’s the cars wall hanging? I can’t wait to see it!