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Be Dee-Lightful Dee

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond

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Dee is a friend of mine who has dark auburn hair and a peaches and cream complexion. Also her favorite color is blue.

I asked another friend what saying I should add to it. She thought about it and said “Be Dee-Lightful!” and I immediately loved it. Thank you Mari for that perfect description to this Dee-Lightful picture.

Dee is a tender heart, whose expertise in many subjects makes for great conversations. I have learned a lot about computers – social media and cyberspace security from her. She is also a Dee-Lightful person. 

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee

I sewed this Dee combination design next to Pami onto green cotton/linen. Now I can make the pretty long pillow I had planned for this project. Her dress is applique fabric but the rest is embroidery. The fabric I chose for her dress has a whirl that almost matches the whirl of her dress in the wind. A happy surprise.  

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee – Lacy Hem Sewn Without a Wing Needle

The wing needle lacy edge along the bottom of the hem is sewn with a regular needle.

 

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee

In this version of Dee, her dress is not applique (but it can be). Instead I sewed the fill in her dress with a wing needle as well as the lacy hem. You can see the light coming through the holes created by the wing needle when making the lacy circles on the hem. Light shows through some of the wing needle eyelets in her dress as well.

Options

Although I offer two versions of Dee’s dress – applique and wing needle, it can also be both.  So there are really three versions of Dee’s dress. The wing needle fill on her dress can be sewn through the applique fabric as well.

It’s your choice – applique, wing needle fill, or applique + wing needle fill for her dress.

Alternate Hair Colors

I made a few computer renderings of alternate hair colors. The same thread color choices will apply regardless if a brunette, blond, red, or auburn. The colors will still be considered dark, darker, darkest, plus a lighter dark for the highlights in her hair. I hope these are helpful.

On each product page, zoom into the images for larger photos. These full size photos are included in the document too.

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee Brunette
Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee Blond
Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee Redhead

Designs Include Step-by-Step PDF instructions

Notions

  • Madeira Polyneon threads
    • Auburn Hair – #1638 dark, #1782 darker, and #1974 darkest auburn and one color a bit lighter #1942 auburn for the highights in her hair.
    • #1974 Darkest Auburn for her lips
    • #1927 for her skin;  #1656 for her skin shadows; #1726 for skin details.
    • #1892 light aqua for her socks and #1991 dark aqua for her shoes
    • For the wing needle dress
      • #1888 Medium Aqua for the wing needle fill of her dress.
      • #1991 Darker Aqua for the details and shadows of her dress
    • For applique dress –
      • color to match the applique fabric, same color 1-2 shades darker for the details of the dress, and a darker one still for the shadows of her dress.
    • Black for her eyes
    • #1758 Brown for her smile; butterfly bodies and outlines
    • #1919 Medium pink for the butterflies
    • #1941 Light pink for the butterflies details
    • Colors of choice for the lettering
    • Thread color to match the background fabric
  • Pellon ShirTailor fusible interfacing
  • Medium Weight Soft tear away stabilizer
  • Quilter’s Dream 80/20 fusible cotton batting
  • Pima Cotton Broadcloth in cream color
  • Green Cotton/Linen blend
  • For the applique dress – fabric of choice for the applique
  • Wing Needle size 100 or Size 18 Jeans Needle
  • Wonderfil prewound bobbins in white or cream
  • #12 Topstitch needle

Should you want to duplicate what I’ve done here, this is what I used.

Should you choose to make a purchase through any of the product links above, Laura’s Sewing Studio earns a small commission on the sale, at no additional cost to you.

Please note that while these designs do not have a lot of thread colors they do have many thread changes. They are necessary. Don’t consolidate them. Some sections have to sew before other sections.

Be Dee-Lightful Dee 5×7 Inches

Be Dee-Lightful Dee 7×11 Inches

SAVE – Be Dee-Lightful Dee – Everything!





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The Cottage Shoppes

Cottage Shoppe 8x11 Applique Machine Embroidery Project

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I ran across this free artwork a few years ago. I didn’t know if it would be well received or not. So I have hung onto it. This is actually the first cottage I made. There is so many details, hence all the thread changes. But it is worth it!

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Kathy and Sandi’s Applique Elegance Quilt – Oh my!

Kathi's & Sandi's Award Winning Applique Elegance Quilt

Kathi's & Sandi's Applique Elegance "Awarding Winning" Quilt
Kathi’s & Sandi’s Applique Elegance Awarding Winning Quilt –
I can see all y’all doing this too.

Thought I’d share this with y’all, while I iron out a few details on my next embroidery design release. If you’ve been collecting designs, from me or anyone else, without a clue what you were going to do with them, then be prepared to be schooled on how to take embroidery beyond the hoop.

Since starting down this road, I’ve encouraged folks to share with their projects, as it encourages me to know that my efforts are helping inspire your creativity. Sometimes, I’m pleasantly surprised and every so often I’m blown away. Kathi’s & Sandi’s quilt project is definitely in the latter category. If you’s like to learn more about their machine embroidered quilt project and it’s amazing journey, then read more here.



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Pami – Flaunt Your Sass!

Pami - Flaunt Your Sass Embroidery Project

Links to the collections can be found at the bottom of this page

Pami

If you like this design, please let me know so I can make others to go with her.

I stumbled across this beautiful artwork and immediately said, ‘Pam’!

Pam is a friend of mine who has red hair and a peaches and cream complexion. Also her favorite color is black.

I asked another friend who knows both of us what saying I should add to it. She immediately said “Flaunt your Sass!” and it stuck. Thank you Mari for that perfect description to this sassy picture.

But don’t let that description fool you. Our Pam has one of the sweetest most beautiful hearts you could know.

It has been great fun digitizing this design with the flouncy hair and darling face. Although it uses few thread colors, it has a lot of thread changes and they are necessary. Everything has to sew in a specific order from backwards to forward.

Her dress is an applique fabric that can be sewn using a wing needle to create the circles on the dress or without any of that stitching at all. The pink applique dress is one such example where I skipped the wing needle stitching. The white applique dress is one such dress where I used the wing needle and stitched the wing needle circles. It’s hard to see that because I used black thread. But it is there.

Pami

I want so much to put her on a tunic, but right now I have a new day bed to decorate and she will be part of that.

Pami is available in 2 sizes

5 inches wide and 7 inches wide

Or Get Them All

See links at the bottom of this page

  • The 5 inches wide includes 2 Pami’s – a 5×7 and a 5×8, a Pami bust, and Flaunt your Sass! lettering.
  • The 7 inches wide includes Pami in 7×11 size, a Pami bust, and Flaunt your Sass! lettering.

Also, plan ahead, I have one more red head coming up. Her name is Dee.

Notions I used

  • Madeira Polyneon threads black, dark gray, white, and dark taupe; colors Dark Auburn 1639, Medium Auburn 1779, and Light Auburn 1616 for her hair; Darkest Auburn 1638 for her lips; 1927 for her skin; 1656 for her skin shadows
  • Pellon ShirTailor fusible interfacing
  • Medium Weight Soft tear away stabilizer
  • Pima Cotton Broadcloth in cream color
  • Green Cotton/Linen blend
  • Wing Needle size 100
  • Wonderfil pre-wound bobbins in gray
  • #12 Topstitch needle

Yes I want Pami – Flaunt Your Sass!

5 Inch Collection

7 Inch Collection

I want it all – Both 5 and 7 inch collections

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Diva Katz*

Diva Katz - The Fab Three

Links to each collection can be found at the bottom of this page

I’ve been wanting some long tall kitties for a long time. When I ran across this artwork I knew these were it.

These will be great in so many projects. I wanted mine on my tops and tunics. But a quilted banner with all three on the bottom (w/o the lettering) and Cat Lady in the top comes to mind. Includes a Cat Lady Bonus*

Diva Katz Trio Design – 11 inches tall including their head gear

Because I wanted these on some very lightweight cotton jersey tunics, I used organza for the applique fabric and 1 lightweight cotton floral print. Almost all of the embroidery is located on the applique fabric with very little on the knit fabric itself. Therefore, I decided to use water soluble stabilizer on top and bottom instead of the usual cut away on the back.

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