This image is from the book "The Art Of
Manipulating Fabric", by Colette Wolf. It's done on natural muslin fabric.
And this is how my test turned out on chiffon. I didn't pay attention when I combined the pattern, hence the ruffled middle :-) I will use this piece as reference for measurements and lines. And I'll test with dye as well, so all is not lost.
The pencil show where I went wrong. That notch indicates pattern repeat -duh!
It was time consuming yet quite therapeutic in a way. The stitches are simple, and yes; repetitive. And the pattern reminded me of a driving course. Go left, BEEP stop!, turn up BEEP stop... Those little dots are the BEEP stop! signals. The lines represent the thread driving left and up or down :-)
The pattern is enlarged 200% from the original in the book.
Here I'm "on the course", BEEP BEEP, look out!
Now I have to go figure out how to link to all the fabulous sewing blogs out there. I still miss my iWeb, hopefully this will get easier with time.