Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - 12 Mar 2014

It's Tudor lady update time again and today you'll see that the piece is really taking shape now! First of all, I completed the blue sections on the skirt, including plenty of smoothening off of the outer edges.
After that, I had an hour or so's respite from blue to insert the (probably) linen edges of the sleeves.  And then, back to blue!!=)

When that was done, it was time for the bodice section, leaving gaps for the pendant, bead trims and so on.  I also smoothed the outer edges here as well.
Here is where I left the piece about 20 minutes ago when I finished off for the time being to take photos and update you all.  It's begun to look like an over thin (Barbie shaped!!) dressmaker's dummy - body, but no head, don't you think?LOL!=)

What do you think of it so far?

Over the next week I hope to work the linen collar, the headdress and the shawl over the left hand side.  The following week should see the larger section of shawl on the right completed and that's the cotton cross stitch all done and I'll be ready to insert the green and gold rayon crosses.=)

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Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014


Glenis said...

It's looking good - far better than any Barbie I ever saw :-)

jackiescrafts said...

Great progress, it's looking good and much better than any of the Barbies that came into our house

Jackie x

sharonb said...

Great to see progress an there is lovely shading on folds of the fabric in that design

Linda H said...

It is looking lovely! Am really enjoying following your progress! Thanks for sharing with us!

crazyQstitcher said...

It's a pleasure to see it evolving.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful progress! Oh its sooo pretty. To me it looks like an elegant gown for a princess - not a barbie dress -lol.
love Annette

Pamela said...

Beautiful! You are really making great progress.

zenuwpees said...

Vous avancez bien c'est très beau bon après-midi Marie-Claire

Rachel said...

IT's growing nicely indeed!