Satin Stitch Lattice Tutorial

(The author of this post, Paddy Kelleher, has graciously allowed me to post this tutorial which is fantastic.  Thank you, Paddy!)

For this embroidery I consulted the talented Summerset. She uses a lot of lattice in her wearable art pieces so I asked for some advice, which she graciously provided.

Lattice satin stitch all-over embroidery
 
The pattern is on left. On the right is a tracing on reverse on right. Again I have used a satin fused with cotton interfacing for the base, with the upper fabric in a cotton velvet. The darts are marked on the bodice and thread traced through all layers.

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I sewed on the pink applique at neckline to have an end point for the embroidery. Sometimes you end up with a gap otherwise. The straight stitching lines follow the grid. This stablizes the layers and shows where to stitch.

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Keeping the line straight to do the stitching was a challenge for me. I wanted to stitch at an angle. I also found it better to stitch over the straight line with the line being just covered at one side by the stitching. If I tried to centre it I got crooked.

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I did not go through the dart area because I wanted to do as much as possible in the flat. I left one square blank on the side of the dart and then finished the stitching once the darts were sewn.  The stitching in flat nearly completed. I kept missing areas and would have to go back to them.
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The darts are sewn, the fused satin was trimmed away and the dart was catchstitched open.
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Dart is sewn and the gap in embroideryshows. It looks like my lines match up-Yay!
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Stitching complete, but the bodice hasn’t been trimmed to size yet. This dress is still in production, so I will get some pictures up once it has been completed.

ETA: Here is the completed dress…beautiful, Paddy!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gina Foster
    Dec 03, 2009 @ 12:19:34

    Nice — I love the work and the description- awesome! Thanks to both you ladies.

  2. Colleen M.
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 11:58:55

    Thanks for posting this! I had seen it on Paddy’s site, but appreciate that she has shared it with us in this way! Thanks Ann for seeking out the things that will help us all to do a great job.

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