This is, incidentally, my token attempt at doing something officially Right(tm) in the course of sewing a costume. I’m not quite sure why I have silk embroidery floss, or why I have it in such a lamentable color. (It’s not pumpkin, it’s not old gold, it’s just sort of … middle-aged squash?) Normally, on a good day, I’ll use plain old cotton embroidery thread. We won’t talk about my bad days… ;) So, here you go – the last three days worth of skill tips and demos using real live, serious-adult silk floss. I gotta say, it doesn’t knot up near as much as some of the other options.
Now, by all the information I can find, I should not have added embroidery to the bottom hem. That had fallen out of fashion by this point. I just had some sort of extreme joy of decorative stitching, and it seemed like an adorable way to add happiness and hide the ugly machine stitching. I can’t explain. I never, but NEVER have the first bit of desire to embroider a costume for a human, even myself. It’s just, you know, dolls are smaller and it seems more manageable. Now that I’m down with the idea of doing a hem with a machine and then hiding it with a decorative stitch, well, you know, I think it might work it’s way into things. I use the blanket stitch a lot for utility sewing. I might learn to like it in colors that aren’t supposed to hide….