1870's soutache

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1870's soutache

Postby Miss Cindy » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:21 am

I am working on TV208. I am going to do soutache on the underskirt portion. Currently, I have the pattern on the center front panel then to the side front panels. I am wondering if I should continue the pattern onto the side fronts and side panels. The picture shows what the front panel looks like, then I have the paper with the drawing to see the part about which I am asking. This has been more time consuming than I had anticipated, silly me. But I think it is going to turn out nicely, if I can just decide what to do.
Should I make the main pattern centered on the five panels?
Should I leave the main pattern on only the front and then do a smaller pattern on the side front and side panels?
Thank you!
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Re: 1870's soutache

Postby Heather » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:34 pm

If it helps, I have a quick and dirty way to do satouche. Not sure if you are using something similar, but maybe this will help you do what you want, rather that what you think you can tollerate.

Copy your pattern onto tissue paper, or other easily tearable paper or interfacing, as many times as you need to use it. Then pin your papers to your skirt, exactly how you want it to lay out. Then, use a free-hand embroidery foot on your machine, or if you don't have one, just remove the foot and ankle altogether. Now you can just lay the satouche down on your pattern as you sew, guiding the fabric under the needle as needed to scroll your way around the design. When you are finished, tear the paper away out from under the satouche.
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Re: 1870's soutache

Postby Miss Cindy » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:39 pm

Excellent idea! If I had not already done the tracing with appropriate paper...lol!
Do you think I should carry the motif thru the two side panels of the skirt?
I did decide to put the motif onto the side front panel and I do like it, but not sure if I should stop there or go and do it on the side back panel, too.
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Re: 1870's soutache

Postby Heather » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:42 pm

Well, I think if you do something to separate the back from the front of the skirt, then you can do the back differently. But if you are using the whole skirt as a single canvas, then you should continue the same pattern all around the hem. If that makes sense.
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Re: 1870's soutache

Postby Miss Cindy » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:11 pm

Totally! Thank you for help!
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Re: 1870's soutache

Postby Cathi H » Tue May 10, 2016 2:29 am

Very beautiful. I like !!!
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Re: 1870's soutache

Postby Miss Cindy » Thu May 12, 2016 4:56 am

Aw, thank you, Cathi! :D
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