Flower Power

My white denim jacket is coming along nicely. It’s a lot easier to sew than I thought it might be, It’s quite a soft denim, it’s just an inexpensive one I bought at our local supermarket, Sainsbury’s. These are the stem lines I drew to start with…

I embroidered cone flowers, alliums, foxgloves as well as some generic pink flowers! I’ve just used simple stitches such as french knots and lazy daisy. I need to add a few more leaves and I think I’ll fill in the gaps along the bottom with the little blue flowers which could (with a bit of artistic license!!) be forget-me-nots.

I found that having drawn the stems before I had any real plan, some of them are a little close together – it’s just densely planted! I thought I’d nearly finished, having embroidered the left side of the seam and stitched a lot on the right…

…until I realised that wasn’t the centre back seam I was working across, it was a side back seam! So I’ve another third to do. Luckily I’m enjoying stitching this, I’m planning to include bees and at least one ladybird too. Here’s the whole jacket (somewhat crumpled!) to give you an idea of scale.

Hopefully next time I share it it will be finished, I’ve got an Embroiderers Guild weekend away in a couple of weeks time, it would be nice to have it finished for then. I’m already planning the blue denim jacket – daisies!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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13 Responses to Flower Power

  1. claire93 says:

    going to be beautiful and totally unique ^^

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  2. Andrea says:

    That is so beautiful! My mother embroidered a denim jumper dress for me when I was a little girl…along with a few denim shirts for my brother. Yours is truly a one-of-a-kind! You do fantastic handiwork.

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  3. Very pretty and white daisies will look lovely against blue denim xx

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  4. Jane M says:

    It looks like a lovely wild flower meadow, gorgeous and such a clever idea to personalise the jacket

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  5. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I am loving this. Can’t wait to see the next one too.

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    It’s looking great Margaret!

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  7. katechiconi says:

    Oooh, what about a butterfly coming in to land?

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous – what needles are you using for this? How are you finding it on the hands – you mentioned finding it easier than expected?

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  9. tialys says:

    You often make me wish I did embroidery and this project is no exception.

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  10. tinaor says:

    That’s going to be so great!

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  11. What a lovely way to make a jacket special – beautiful!


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