Nadina’s Jacket

Hi Suz,

Here are photos of a jacket I made.  This is how I found BFC!  I wanted a large dragonfly design for the back this came up in my Google search.  It was perfect – dragonflies, large design, beautiful colors.

I have a multi-needle, so I decided to figure out a way to work it in only  10 colors. I( don’t always do this, but my previous project was an embroidered quilt and each block had more than 10 colors – I wanted a break from changing threads!)

I did a test stitchout because there is so much shading and  I needed to know exactly where every color was used to be sure I didn’t end up with something odd. I think I did a second test stitchout because I still was undecided if jacket would be orange it’s purple lapels or purple with orange lapels.  I have learned that colors on a purple background look different than those same colors on an orang background.  But, it is worth all the time doing tests.

The other embroidery designs are not yours, so I understand if you don’t post those pictures.

I am happy I found your site. I previously sent pictures of a couple things I made from your designs for my mom. She loves them.  The angel was hung up right away and then moved several times as my mom looked for their perfect spot.  I was so happy to make something for her that she loves.

Nadina

I asked Nadina about the jacket pattern: N

Thank you.  The pattern is from Lisette for Butterick B6169 https://oliverands.com/shop/lisette-for-butterick-b6169-sewing-pattern.html

Yes, the jacket is all mine!  And I wear it.  I should have left a bit more ease in the back to account for the stiffness, but I don’t care.  I was pleased that I finished it (first time making a lined jacket).  Yeah, I know the bright colors aren’t for everyone, but it is very me!

BFC1366 Ching Chou’s Dragonflies