Posts Tagged With: embroidery

Embroidered Peasant Top

This cute blouse is the second part I made for my werewolf costume. It is a simple peasant top, which can be made in one hour if you choose not to decorate it with embroidery. If the right fabric is used, it can also be made as a daywear blouse, maybe with short sleeves for the summer. For this blouse I recommend using light, non-stretching fabrics, like cotton, muslin or a lightweight linen. If you want to add embroidery you may want to use a coarse linen with about 10 threads per cm. Always make sure you have the same amount of threads horizontally and vertically if you want your embroidery to look nice!

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Bedouin costume

Hello everbody! It has been a month since my last post, my study asked so much of my time I did not have a lot of time to do much other things. I did something nice however: three weeks ago I had a photoshoot with one of my friends, and the photographer (thanks a lot Rob!) took some pictures of my favorite costume too! I was really excited about this, because I really spent a lot of time (especially on the dress!) and most of the time it is stored somewhere in a box…

This costume I made for a character that belongs to a nomadic tribe, comparable to the bedouins of the Middle East. This tribe is very traditional, lives in the middle of the desert and has not much contact with the people of the lands surrounding their land. They love old stories, magic artefacts and beautifully crafted stuff, which was something that I wanted to be visible in my costume. This is how it turned out:

The dress was made with Folkwear pattern 101. You shouldn’t buy this for the dress pattern itself, because making a dress like this is really easy. The embroidery pattern provided with it however is so nice and detailed! It took me about 50 hours to embroider the front part, but since I like doing embroidery I do not regret it and I love how it turned out. The rest of the costume consists of a lot of drapes, scarfs and bellydance-coins and some jewelry I bought on the bazar in Jerusalem when I visited Israel.

So, I hope you liked this post about one of my costumes.Have you made any costumes you are very pround of? Tell me about them in the comments!

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