Dress progress: over skirt

The over skirt of the christening gown is the simplest to embroider, and would make a nice enough gown on its own if I weren’t able to complete any more pieces, so I worked on it first.  Total stitching time for the skirt:  about three weeks.

I’m using 32 count Monika evenweave (a mercerized cotton/modal blend) by Ubelhor of Austria.  I love this fabric!  It’s perfectly suited for a christening gown:  silky soft with great body and a wonderful drape, holds the shape of the pulled and drawn work exactly so, and irons like a dream.  Wonderful!  I bought it from Nordic Needle where I was lucky enough to catch it on sale plus a storewide shipping discount.  The pattern is stitched with DMC white perle cotton in #8 and #12.

Next:  the sleeves.  The embroidery is more detailed than the over skirt in that there is more openwork, but of course there’s much less to do than on the skirt.  We’ll see how many weeks it takes to embroider the sleeves.

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2 Responses to “Dress progress: over skirt”

  1. valerie Says:

    Simply gorgeous! That is a lovely project to really utilise and highlight your talent.

  2. Christina Says:

    Wow, what intricate work – it’s beautiful.