|Initial stitch outs of embroidery possibilities for the t-shirt|
When I shared the possible design with my friend, JoJo, she suggested that the center of the the flowers would be a great place to add a little sparkle. She knows Miss K so well! In the software portion of the design I deleted the stitching in the center of the flowers so I could add some bling there instead. I used a knit stabilizer on the back of the fabric along with a tear away.
|Embroidery design for second t-shirt|
Again, I carefully hooped the design. I rehooped the design several times, working to position the fabric in the hoop "just right." I found that not having to incorporate the neck edge made it a lot easier to hoop the fabric. I started stitching the design. I had a hiccup with the thread path which caused the stitching to distort. I got to rip the stitches out and try again. Ripping wasn't easy because the stitch is like a triple stitch. Fortunately, the hiccup happened within the first two inches of the design. Unfortunately, that area just didn't stitch as well as the rest of the design.
I also created an embellishment for the sleeve. I think I spent about as much time carefully picking out as much of the stabilizer as possible as I did selecting, hooping and stitching the design! I'm learning and I still have a lot to learn. I am more confident with placing designs. This is my tenth finish for the quarter and goal number 16 on my 3rd Quarter FAL list.