by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Hi Cuties I'd like your input on these, please.

I've just digitised these FSL ballet shoes and can't decide, ribbons attached or ribbons tied on the loop?
Attaching the ribbons during stitching was, for me, a pain in the butt, very fiddley and stop start, but they are more accurate being attached.
I still want to make some minor adjustments but before I do, I thought I would ask your opinions.
Many thanks,
Hugs n roses to all, Meganne

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by theduchess 11 Oct 2016

I prefer the left But both are perfect.Either would be beautiful on a Christmas tree.

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by pldc 08 Oct 2016

I think they are lovely Meganne! I prefer the ribbon in the hole since the ribbon on the right covers up so much of the slipper. ~hugs~

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meganne by meganne 08 Oct 2016

Thanks Loralye, Hubby's thinking too. :-)

meganne by meganne 08 Oct 2016

Thanks Loralye, Hubby's thinking too. :-)

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by sewfrenzie 08 Oct 2016

Adorable!! I love them both!!

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meganne by meganne 08 Oct 2016

Thanks Diane

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by Abbygail 07 Oct 2016

I LOVE BOTH !!!

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meganne by meganne 08 Oct 2016

me too Abby

meganne by meganne 08 Oct 2016

Me too Abby

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by jrob Moderator 04 Oct 2016

If I were doing the ones on the right, I'd tape the ribbons down with my paper tape. That being said, I like the ones on the left.

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meganne by meganne 05 Oct 2016

You could tie them into bows Jerrilyn, I thought little girls liked bows.
The other pair sew out more quickly. :-)

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by grammaheh1 04 Oct 2016

Depending on how the ballet slippers are going to be used, it would be nice to have both options available.

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meganne by meganne 05 Oct 2016

Yes I think I agree with this.

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by Sewmum1 04 Oct 2016

I really like both versions. I know my ballerinas would love them too.
The left ones would be great for bookmarks, ballet bag zip pull or key fobs as the ribbons would not catch. The ones on the right would look cute as a hanging decoration.

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meganne by meganne 05 Oct 2016

The ribbons on the right can be tied into little bows too, they're quite small.

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by dennis999 04 Oct 2016

I'm no expert on ballet shoes personally but from a personal standpoint I much prefer the display of the pair on the left. I just think that the left pair look so much neater (and since the idea is the display of a pair of ballet shoes not being worn, then the laces would be undone). But they are both beautiful as per all of your work Meganne (get out of jail free card for me....lol)

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meganne by meganne 05 Oct 2016

LOL!!! Thanks Dennis, laces undone is the pair on the right. LOL! :-)
I think I've decided to complete the design in both styles.
You can now pass GO and collect your $200. :-)

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by maisiebo 04 Oct 2016

I like the ones on the right they look more like ballet shoes and stand out more they have sewn out lovely

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by pacmp 04 Oct 2016

I like the cleanness of the simplified & the actual 3D of the ribbons attached, though bottom line is if these are too fiddly for YOU to want to do, then holy cow can you imagine the messages for help that you will get when other less experienced stitchers try stitching them, when they tend to not read instructions or are attempting these for a first time project, those thoughts alone would make me stick to the simplified. Even offering both so people could choose, there would still likely be many messages. If you are going to make any changes I like the idea long the line that Kim suggested, a small slit on either side that people who did want the ribbons that they could add them through the slit themselves without needing to have them stitched. Hope all the different ideas actually help and not make your decision even harder. They are adorable and young and old ballerina's will love them. Pam

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Yes fiddly is not my thing but then I don't like 'Inthehoop' designs at all and I did add the ribbon in the most difficult way possible, trying to hold the ribbon 'ends' under the foot when it would have been much easier to just lie a length of ribbon across the stitch areas, then cut through and remove the middle section of the ribbon. DOH!!! LOL!!!
I'll just re-map the design to make it stitch out differently.

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by noah 04 Oct 2016

i like the one on the right hugs ad nice work toooooooooo

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meganne by meganne 05 Oct 2016

Thanks Carolyn. The more I look at them the more I like them both.

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by airyfairy 04 Oct 2016

One on the left for me

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meganne by meganne 05 Oct 2016

Thanks Sarah, It certainly is the quickest to stitch out.

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by dragonflyer 04 Oct 2016

Both are lovely...but I do like the "tied"...perhaps you could make a small slit or buttonhole on each side of each shoe and slide the ribbon down through from the top on one side, under and up the other side and then through the loop at the top...just spit-balling here...

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

hmmm, theory sounds good Kim, but the total design width is only 1.5" so it might prove to be a bit difficult to do.
Thinking on it though. Thanks for the idea.

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by lilylady 04 Oct 2016

one on left shows the beautiful shoes better!

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Thanks Lily, hubby prefers them too. :-)

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by carolpountney 04 Oct 2016

Love these the one on the left is my favourite

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Thanks Carol, they were much easier to stitch out. :-)

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by sandralane 04 Oct 2016

Nice job you have done with these, i like the one on the left much easier. to do. but they both look terrific. Well done. Sandra.

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Thanks Sandra, I may have to do both ways. :-)

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by graceandham 04 Oct 2016

Sew cute. The ones on the right look much more 3-D.

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Thanks Bette, they are closer to the real item, but so, so, fiddly to attach the ribbons and not sew easy to do by hand later. I'll have to re-think them. :-)

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by pennifold 04 Oct 2016

Hi Meg, I like the one on the left it's much easier to see and do! Great job on the digitising, perfect! Love Chris

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Thanks Chris, they stitched out so well but I do like 'simplified' stitchouts best. :-)

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by marianb 04 Oct 2016

Beautiful design, do like them both but favor the one on the right with sewn in ribbon they look more real.. Marian

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Such a difficult decision, I may have to re-think the stitched in version to make them easier. :-)

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by zoefzoef 04 Oct 2016

I like them both. The one on the left, you see the design more clearly.

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

That's what hubby said. I may have to do them both ways. :-)

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by greysewist Moderator 04 Oct 2016

I think they look great either way, however a bit less 'cluttered' when they are just looped through the eyelet. If it's easier that way as well, then I'd go for that...however!...I'm not now, have never been and am never likely to be a dancer, and they may well prefer having the laces more in their proper place :)

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

LOL!!! I love to dance but only did tap when I was young.
I really can't decide as I like them both. :-)

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by nonna57 04 Oct 2016

Wow you go girl... these for the grandgirls? Love the one on the right, with the sewn in ribbon. Clever girl arent you. xx

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Oct 2016

Hi Pauline, nice to see your commenting. How's your garden going? Love Chris

meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

Yep BBF, both GD's do ballet.
I created an FSL soccer ball too but they don't play soccer. Come to think of it they don't play any sport.
Hmmm, strange, my GK's not doing any sport?
Do any of your tribe play or follow soccer?

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by castor 04 Oct 2016

tied to the Loop is just nice love the Way they turned out Hugs

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meganne by meganne 04 Oct 2016

thanks Castor, always too many choices. :-)

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