Since 2015 when I purchased my Designer Diamond Royale, I have been admiring a built in design that I really wanted to use, but was afraid it just wouldn’t turn out to my liking. This week was the week to build up the courage to tackle that project.
Placement of the design is the most important thing in ensuring success in this type of stitch out. The design used three colors: colors one and two were for the design and color three was to stitch the facing to the tunic’s neckline. With the pattern chosen for the tunic top, I lined up the neckline of the design with the neckline of the garment’s front pattern piece. The neckline did not line up exactly so I knew I would need to make some adjustments to the pattern piece since the embroidery design could not be changed. I marked the pattern’s neckline and then lined up the embroidery design so I could taper it in to make an easy transition.
After trimming the cut away stabilizer close to the design, I then tapered the rest of the neckline stitching to meet the embroidery design’s neckline shape and continued with the garment’s construction until finished. I am very pleased with the finished product and, now that I am filled with confidence, will probably make another tunic with this same design in a different color way.