As mentioned previously, I participated in theFeeling Stitchy stitchalong this month. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Initially I opted to include black in the color scheme, as you can see here:
Modern Ref is not a good look for this little one. After I finished the shirt I realized it was a poor color choice as she looked like a referee instead of a darling little citrus slice. All those stitches were picked out and I began again using the dark pink from the skirt. I like this much, much better:
French knot accents look like tiny flowers! I pinked her cheeks and skirt with a little bit of chalk. I like the cheeks a lot but am not totally thrilled with how it looks on the skirt.
I tried many different stitches to fill the wedges and didn't like any of them. Eventually it was impossible to tell I didn't pick a gazillion stitches out of it.
Pink fruity wedges- not the best look.
I think my favorite part is the rind of the grapefruit slice. I used split stitches and three colors for a more realistic color fade. Here's a close up:
Split stitch color fading
The wedges are also split stitches with a single strand of darker pink whip-stitched around to give a candy-like feel.
I also gave her a sweet pair of shoes & socks:
Shoes should always match the belt, right?
And here she is finished:
Grapefruit Girl - pattern courtesy of Cate Anevski
So far I've seen only a few pictures over in the group on Flickr, but am anxious to see more. I love being able to see how other people interpret designs. There's still plenty of time to stitch along, so please do pop over and get stitchy!