There are a few new projects in the works. The top I started some months ago is in construction. This will be a Mexican peasant top, but it needed some crochet around the neckline which was finished yesterday.
This time I started with buttonhole stitch around the neckline as a base for the crochet, each stitch about 3/16″ apart. I looked up some old edging patterns and adapted one. First I crocheted a row of sc (about 2 sc in each buttonhole stitch space), then a row of 4 ch loops attached in every 3rd sc, then a row of ( 2 sc, ch3, 2 sc, ch3, 2 sc, ch3, 2 sc then sc in next loop). The thread was DMC Cebelia 20 and the hook was a size 7.
One of the things I like the best about using embroidery on clothing is the combining of colors. Here’s a practice piece for a top using some tan fabric from the stash. Lots of colors look good on tan, but I wanted to try out coral and gray since my daughter has some gray sweaters. She showed me how good these tops look with a little sweater cardigan layered on top for fall wear.