Saturday, May 07, 2011

Mom's Embroidered Summer Tunic

The embroidery bug bit me recently and I have also been thinking of what to give my mom for mother's day. So I decided on making a nice summery tunic for her. She had hinted several times that she wanted several tunics to wear now that the temperature has risen in this country. And because I currently want to embroider until my fingers fall off, this tunic is the perfect excuse to kill two birds with one stone.



It's FAAAAR from perfect, but I'm quite happy with it.


I am using a cotton/silk (70/30) blend fabric and DMC Rayon Embroidery Floss. I WISH I could use 100% silk on this project. Sadly. it's not available in this country and this project was planned on such short notice that I wasn't able to order pure silk embroidery floss ahead of time. Perhaps for another embroidery project, we'll see.  

8 comments:

P. Maiba said...

It's looking good! Love the colors. <3

Wendy said...

Wow its beautiful. It's going to look amazing!!!

Lyra said...

Thanks so much, girls! I'm excited about how it'll turn out. The cooler colors for embroidery thread that I got were a good call. :)

Rosy said...

Oh! Embroidery!!!! Love embroidery!!! It´s like paint the fabric with thread, your work is awesome!

Lyra said...

I am beginning to love it! It is indeed painting with thread. :)

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful!! I love the bright colours you have chosen and the design.

Angela said...

So pretty! :D

Lyra said...

Thanks so much, my lovelies! I've made more progress on this project and I'll post pictures soon! <3