Since the last update, I have been able to be more productive. I still haven’t been able to get the correct supplies to finish my dress so to continue working on some sort of sewing I have switched directions to start working on hand sewing. While it is my intension to return back to sewing my dress at this rate I do not think I will be able to finish it in time. To substitute for that project I have been doing small hand sewing projects in sashiko and cross-stitch. I have worked with sashiko before so I had a few unfinished pieces at my house so I was able to do those and I had a cross-stitch piece that my nana gave me before social distancing. Since hand sewing takes a long time I was only able to finish one sashiko piece and I have an unfinished sashiko piece and an unfinished cross stitch piece.
Above is the finished sashiko piece I completed. It pictures a mountain with flowers and wind detailing. The flowers were the hardest part about this piece because doing details that small and close together making it very hard to keep the fabric from getting scrunched together in an odd way. I really like this piece because I think I did a good job and keeping the spaces between the stitches consistent and other than having to switch thread colour halfway through it looks very clean.
Above is a picture of the sashiko piece I just started. I couldn’t fit the whole panel into frame since this piece is about 4 feet long. This piece features dragonflies, flowers and other fun shapes. This piece will take a lot longer to finish considering it is a lot larger than the last piece and larger than I’m used to sewing. I’m really excited to see how this one works out and how long this will take.
Finally here is the cross stitch piece that I’m working on right now. This is the first time I have ever tried cross-stitch so it is taking quite a long time to figure out what techniques work best and what way of stitching looks the best. Since I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to hand sewing it is taking me a while to get work done but I think it looks pretty good for my first piece and I am proud of it.
Overall, I’ve made a lot more progress than the last post and I think I’m getting a good amount of work done. I am proud of the pieces I have done so far and I am excited to see where the project takes me! Until next time!