Here is the bookmark I had started months ago, stopped working on when I realized I made a mistake, then came back to it this month and finished it today! I made 3 mistakes for sure and got alot of practice in on cross stitch and back stitch and how the thread behaves.
I am deciding what to work on next.
I still have 3 plastic canvas WIP’s lying about. So I shall see!
My wings were made using a scaled-up version of Saccharinesylph’s wing tutorial with different patterning and materials, since they’re too large for any kind of tights. A long time ago Dei and Kisbe suggested using dance mesh fabric, and it’s worked great for both Sollux’s wings and my Grubmom ones. I experimented with a lot of different things for Sollux including cellophane and fantasy film, but in the end dance mesh gave the cleanest look without any weird wrinkling or bending.
For Sollux I used a different method of fitting the dance mesh, as well as way more individual wing pieces, and I’m much happier with the results.
Created for: The Sims 4 Half and half shaded saree in green featuring in chiffon and Multi color saree featuring in digital printed Its enhanced in butti along with embellished border. Blouse is stitched in fancy New Mesh by melisa inci.
Spotted twill silk, embroidered with silk thread, lined and backed with silk and cotton, hand-sewn.
Male visitors to
occasions at European royal courts, such as royal birthday balls, were
required to wear spectacular, ornately decorated court suits. The style
of these continued a long-established tradition and were conservative
in cut, as this example shows, retaining curved fronts and deeply
pleated back-skirts of suits from previous decades. The high collar of
the coat and waistcoat however reflects the changes in fashionable dress
of the 1780s and 90s. The suit needed to be worn with a shirt with lace
ruffles at the neck and sleeves. Meanwhile, everyday dress for men was
much more practical, and consisted of plain wool frock coats, breeches
and boots, rather than shoes with silver or jewelled buckles.
Many court suits were embroidered with coloured silk thread in floral
patterns. The best embroidery was carried out in professional workshops
in Lyon, the centre of the French luxury textile industry. The
embroidery on the coat of this court suit is extensive, even edging some
of the back pleats, where it would barely be visible. The technical
quality of the work is exquisite and is particularly seen in the shading
of the flower petals and leaves. The larger flower heads are filled
with stitches creating a square mesh imitating the delicate laces and
nets used to trim fashionable women’s dress.