GRAND AMOUR HOTEL DIY[:]

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And here is the last post of this special Grand Budapest Hotel week, I hope you enjoyed it… I finish with my biggest joy, the DIY… At first I wanted to make a short theme week with only a beautiful shoot with Charlotte E., a interview with the Nose team and that’s it. But when I saw the movie I thought it was impossible to resist the call of re-appropriation, it was too beautiful and I too wanted to come home with a pink box and its baby blue ribbon from Mendl’s bakery, I wanted one of my own, and these embroidered handkerchiefs… So one morning in the shower, this is where the inspiration shows up when I’m stuck, I told myself it was silly not to use this Grand Budapest Hotel imagery a little more! So I wanted to go over the illustration of the hotel and to twist it a little… With « the grand AMOUR hotel », and I sure the l’hôtel Amour won’t mind this little pun… To your needles!

 

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Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Time: forever or two season of Games of Thrones but it worths it, doesn’t it ?

Cost: less than 10 € (sweater not included)

 


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To make this DIY, you will need:

  • a sweater
  • an iron on transfer paper sheet for printer
  • embroidery thread
  • baize
  • glue
  • a needle
  • embroidery hoop
  • scissors

 

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Start with downloading the Grand Amour Hotel vector illustration ICI and print it on transfer paper without modifying it with axial symmetry. Turn your sweater inside out.

 

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Iron the transfer paper sheet on the underside of your sweater for a few minutes then gently peel off the sheet to admire your nice and hot transfer: you will use it as a guide to embroider the front side of your sweater.

 

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Turn your sweater over and take your embroidery hoop to start your needle work.

 

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Sew on the wrong side in order for the needle to come out on the right side, then you will sew back in the same hole.

 

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Don’t pull your thread entirely, there must be a loop as in the above picture, then on the wrong side sew a few millimeters away by making the needle coming out inside the loop. Well done you just made a chain stitch!

 

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Repeat the operation, sewing back in the same hole, and so on… Do it along EVERY black lines, you’ll see I didn’t embroidered everything that was on the illustration. Summon your patience, you can ask your grandmother if she’s fit or one of your unemployed buddy for help.

 

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The chain stitch is one of the easiest, if by any chance I wasn’t clear enough you can go on this video.

 

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You can also print the illustration another time on a regular paper sheet (if it’s recycled it’s even better!) in order to cut the pieces of baize (here lettering, hearts and windows).

 

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When your embroidery is done or at least well started, you can lightly glue the baize to pre-fix the locations to embroider them, a bit like with the Milk Bag remember? I’m really into embroidery lately… 

 
 
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Fix the baize pieces with a small hand stitch every 0,5 cm. And TA-DA!!!!!

 
 
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And I want to use the occasion to ask you for some help! As you may know I’m moving out at the end of the week and I’m hosting a clothes sale yard in my apartment at République from 8 am to 7.30 pm, as a sort of reverse housewarming. In between classes or at lunch break… I’m waiting for you! For access informations you can ask me at videdressingsauvage@gmail.com ! Please share ! Thank you kitties !

 
 
 
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