All done now! I was surprised how quickly it went - less than an hour and a half (yeah, one more viewing of Twilight + Riff Trax, soon I'll have that thing memorized). :) I didn't do any complicated stitches or filling in, so it was fun and fast. The trickiest part had to be those eensy-weensy buttons on her jacket, though:
I started stressing myself out because my "DIY" was illegible, then I stopped and said, "You know what, who cares?" ;) I used DMC metallic silver floss in spots, and I've finally gotten the hang of it. Use it only on small areas, like that straight line under "Punk" - because if you pull that floss through the fabric any more than 5-6 times it's definitely gonna tangle, break, and make you all-around regret it.
Here are the floss colors I used, if you're curious (click the pic to see additional description):
Just a sidenote about colors - have you ever noticed that colors for clothing, furniture, design, and fabrics go "in" and "out"? I remember attending my first little workshop at Parsons where I listened open-mouthed to one of the people who actually gets to plan all that out! People actually sit in rooms and plan 10-15 years in advance, what colors will be "in". Well, to those peeps, whoever they may be, may I say 'thank you' for all the magentas, pinks and purples:
Yeah, I'll admit that I was hating on you for awhile, and just wasn't loving it. Those pinks, purples and magentas are an acquired taste. But now I'm hooked. And so glad all the crappy browns, tans, and olives are out, because I never looked good in them, anyway.
What about you guys? What do you think of all the magentas out there right now? What's been your favorite "in color"? :)