No fancy, dressed up pictures here today. Just a relaxed day, showing just how much rest I need right now. I made this new top for sitting in the breeze and enjoying the fresh air from the back porch. Gauze and relaxation, for me, go hand and hand anytime of year. It’s an oversized, comfy top.
I knew I wanted blue as my base embroidery color. This color just feels cool and calming. The bright creamy white of the cotton gauze is comfortable in the summer heat and protects you from he sun rays when out and about.
Being such a casual look and yet so stylish, it makes easy fun when you want to have a roomy uninhibited outfit. Yes, I do wear oversized clothes.
Initially, I had the facing piece as a larger underlay to help highlight the embroidery, but it just didn’t look right. Also, because I tore the stabilizer, I ended up with a hole in the front which needed to be camouflaged. This is some really thin fabric. Extremely comfortable.
Anyway, after cutting the facing down, and re-sewing it to the smaller one, it gave a much nicer and cleaner look to the front, that actually highlighted the embroidery a little more than I had anticipated.
- Use a good self adhesive tearaway- wash away stabilizer in the area to be embroidered.
- hoop the stabilizer only, not the garment piece because it may stretch the gauze
- gently adhere the fabric piece over the stabilizer securely
- when done, do not wash the stabilizer out until you are complete finished sewing the garment (This I learned the hard way….because the fabric became very difficult to handle, and can cause tears.)
- Use the gold embroidery needles, they have a coating that doesn’t stick to the adhesive.