I had a brainstorm this week and ran to the fabric mountain to find some black fabric. I found this seersucker blend that is lightweight and drapey. I went to my stash of old embroidery patterns and found the owl patterns that I got at a thrift shop. M loves owls.
Here is one of the owl patterns. I used my camera and Word to shrink them down to a better size and designed the picture of the owls sitting on a branch to fit the pattern yoke.
I interfaced the yoke piece and used Sulky Soft n’ Sheer to trace out the pattern. You can leave this stabilizer in the garment after the embroidery or you can cut it out. I left it in. I used free-motion embroidery to trace the lines of the design. I love the look of the white stitching on the black background.
I used crochet thread to embroider blanket stitch around the neckline and then did one row of sc and one row of sc with picots.
We are having a rainy day here in the Sunshine State, so I was able to sew most of the day to finish this up.