Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the little things that make a garment special. A running stitch is an easy hand-stitched detail that can be added to a collar, a placket, a side seam or hem or lots of other places.
These are a couple of shirts I found in S’s closet, both with a running stitch at the collar. I like the variegated thread colors in the blouse on the right.
A running stitch would be an easy addition to the Music Class blouse collar. It would be cute on the sleeve cuffs, too. You could also use it anywhere you would usually topstitch or edgestitch. In fact, when I was shopping yesterday I noticed a beautiful blouse that had contrast running stitch on pintucks in place of the usual tiny machine stitches. Easy detail, lots of impact on the finished piece. I’m still debating whether to add a running stitch to the linen Music Class blouse I finally finished making for S.
Thankfully, it fits, even though I cut it out last summer. If this hot weather continues, she might even wear it a few times before she outgrows it!