Hand Embroidered Blue and Purple Ukrainian Linen Blouse

 

Photos by (my sister) Photography by Anastassiablue, purple, hand, embroidered, ukrianian, blouse, shirt, ivory, linen

My Ukrainian heritage is visible in many of my projects, but this is the first time I’ve attempted a more authentic piece.

This linen peasant blouse is reminiscent of a blouse my babcha embroidered before she immigrated to the United States.

My mother started the embroidery this spring and I finished sewing it just in time to enter it into a contest!

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The blouse is 100% thick ivory linen. (I love this linen! It’s the same linen I used for my Easter 2015 maxi skirt.)

My mom used Charles Craft Waste Canvas for the embroidery. She used 1o count for the cuffs and 14 count for the rest of the shirt’s embroidery.

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blue, purple, hand, embroidered, ukrianian, blouse, shirt, ivory, linen

blue, purple, hand, embroidered, ukrianian, blouse, shirt, ivory, linen

blue, purple, hand, embroidered, ukrianian, blouse, shirt, ivory, linen

blue, purple, hand, embroidered, ukrianian, blouse, shirt, ivory, linen

my 14 mom and anagrassia purple and blue handmade ukrainian embroidered blouse june 2015

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blue purple hand embroidered ukrianian blouse shirt ivory linen

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blue, purple, hand, embroidered, ukrianian, blouse, shirt, ivory, linen

Next Ukrainian project……MY LINEN DRESS!!!

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Thank you Tess for the beautiful photos!

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  1. Reply

    Having never done this, I’m guessing you do embroidery first, then you cut out the pattern pieces, right?

    1. Reply

      Some of the pieces were cut ahead of time (sleeves) while other pieces were cut after the embroidery was finished (cuffs, collar, front).

  2. Reply

    с ума сойти красота какая!!
    да к тому же еще и ручками..это же какая работа!!
    я в этом году в первые в жизни сшила и вышила вышиванку, но правда на машинке- и то долго длилось.
    несколъко лет мечтала о вышиванке, да все бопялась. руками вышивать крестиком к сожалению не умею.
    вышиванки просто обожаю…

    1. Reply

      Thanks Sewing Galaxy!

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