Friday, September 30, 2011

Need Input

I finally got to the point where I felt comfortable enough with my new sewing machine that I thought I could finish this piece of embroidery into something. It decided it wanted to be a pouch, a pouch that seems to look a lot like a glasses case! I should probably line it with felt if I use it for glasses - or it could just hold balls of thread, etc. I wanted to add a little lace to it too, so I've been tatting a baby edging in size 30 Presencia. So now ....where do I put the lace (not done yet) where it will look the nicest?

Should it be on the top row below the edge, like this?



Or along the top edge, like this option?



Or maybe just a short curved section centered under the embroidery, but placed better than this short sample?


I sort of like the 3rd option, but wouldn't want the lace any longer than what it is. So I'd stop, block it, and then stitch it in a bit of a curve here. What do you think? Maybe a combination of some kind? I also intend to stitch some loops between the sides to run ribbon through so I could tie it up if I wanted.

30 comments:

  1. I like the top option, because it shows off the tatting so well. I like the bottom option, because it looks like a pretty garden border. Ooh! White lace on the top, and green lace under the flowers?

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  2. Option 3 - definitely. That's SUCH a pretty picture you've made on the case. So cheerful - just like you. I can see your smile on the buttons.

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  3. I must say.. before seeing option 3, I was thinking how it might look nice at the bottom... then saw the 3rd photo and said 'Bingo!'

    You should do what you like best, but IMHO - I like the bottom best

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  4. LOL! This is the one I used the pink thread I'd dyed with easter egg dye years ago and it bled....but it does kind of produce a glowy effect, doesn't it?

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  5. At the bottom - it looks like a fancy picket fence, bordering grandmother's flowers. Very pretty.

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  6. I like it under the flowers as it accents them well, and shows up against the material. I wonder how it would look if it followed the shape of the bottom seam around the flowers? Maybe like a fence? Just a thought.

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  7. I like #1 PLUS maybe #3 combined. Very pretty!

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  8. Yup - the third. I have the thought that it might look good with a bit of an s-curve at the bottom...? I can see it in my mind, but it might not translate well.
    Fox : )

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  9. I like your choice of option 3. It may look like the flowers are growing on a mound (of lace).

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  10. I like the first option.

    I am in the midst of designing a similar bag/pouch that has edging (tatting of course). How great minds think a like.

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  11. I like Diane's idea of 1 & 3...that would be perfect :-)

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  12. A pretty picket fence seems best to me. Garden border all the way!

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  13. #3! just centered, not any longer. Great!

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  14. like the top or bottom choice. that's my input.

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  15. I'd prefer option three. I think it will form a sort of "bottom" for the embroidered flowers.
    Petra

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  16. I like the bottom too!

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  17. I afraid I am going for the top, gorgeous pouch well it will be when you have finished it, love your flowers and button middles
    Margaret

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  18. I like the bottom option as well. It displays the tatting, and protects it from items/hands going in and out of the pouch.

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  19. Add my vote for #3!

    Even in your 'slow-down' mode, I can't keep up with you!

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  20. Hmmm, I like option 1 and three...I have been looking at 1920's patterns lately and having the edging offset a little on the top has that classic look. Have fun. http://onemadtatter.wordpress.com

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  21. I like your pouch too Gina, it is very lovely. I agree with the others the tatting belongs underneath the flowers.

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  22. I like it under the embroidery, it adds a nice finished touch. It gives the beautiful flowers something to stand on.

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  23. This is really sweet. I would add the lace beneath the flowers in a curve that echoes the shape of the bottom seam.

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  24. the embroidery is BEAUTIFUL...how about three pieces of lace, in all three places??? and feeling much better now, thanks.

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  25. I like it at the bottom as well...like a picket fence. :)

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  26. I like it below the flowers. Then it looks like part of the flower design, as if they flowers are blooming out of a hedgerow of tatting. :)

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  27. I like it underneath.. it looks like the flowers are growing from it.

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  28. I think it looks nice as the "ground" the flowers are growing out of

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