By far the most difficult piece of the back stitching was the raspberry coloured plaid pattern in the underskirt. I had to do this in sections in order to keep the possibility of mistakes to a minimum. This made working on it easier but it still took quite a bit of time and I had to frog sections more than once! However I have yet to do the metallic back stitching in the shawl or yellow/pink skirt so I may end up wishing for plaid stitching when I get around to those.
|Close up of Plaid Back Stitching - Elegance of the Orient|
In order to keep on track with this project I broke down all the sections that are left to do and put them on a to-do list. Now I work through each small section and once it's finished I get to tick it off as complete. For example, in the picture below the blossoms to the left of the bird were one item, once they were complete I ticked that off and moved to the next. This is helping to keep me motivated, as each item is a finish of sorts.
|Close Up - Elegance of the Orient|
I would like to thank everyone who left feedback on whether I should change the incorrect threads on the top kimono flower, mentioned in my previous post on this. The overwhelming consensus was that I should leave it alone, which is what I did. You can definitely tell with the back stitching that it is different to the bottom one but I don't think it looks bad so I'm happy with that solution.
That's all from me today, happy crafting.
Bye for now!