Monday, April 13, 2009

Celtic Embroidered Civil War Chemise

I've been inspired by Irish immigrants during the Civil War and thought it would be cool to incorporate a bit of a Celtic feel into my Civil War clothes. I started with the chemise by designing an embroidery pattern inspired by some Celtic designs.

The yoke front and back are embroidered with creamy embroidery thread:

I embroidered my first initial on the inside of the yoke back:

I used these shell buttons from Craftitis:
The chemise is entirely hand sewn, made from 100% cotton muslin.
Full View:

I'm not sure if I'll do everything Celtic inspired...but I have fun playing around with different ideas! :)


lissawi said...

Very pretty embroidery!

Leah said...

It is truly a thing of beauty.

Marqueta said...

Very pretty! I'm sure the Irish ladies of the era would be proud of it.



Joanna Kristina said...

Oh this is lovely, Anna! I really enjoyed viewing all of your beautiful sewing projects!


anna's trunk09 said...

Gorgeous-very skillful embroidery! Looks like it is a true heirloom!

SisterlyLove said...

I can't get over how pretty this is!