Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rapunzel Skirt Embroidery Transfers, 1st Batch

Look! I have hand-outs!

As I promised many, many moons ago, I am herein providing scans of the drawings I made for the vertical embroidery on Rapunzel's skirt.  Anyone who finds this blog who is making their own Rapunzel costume is more than welcome to print and share.  They could be used for hand embroidery, as I have done, or for cutting and sewing on appliques, as I've seen other folks doing, or if you have one of those fancy-pants genius programmable embroidery machines, they might work for those as well.

The numbers I have written on each design represent the # of embroidery floss that I chose for my costume (3716 = pink, 211 = lavender, 340 = Indigo).  Just in case anyone was curious.  Obviously, you can choose your own colors but feel free to borrow those too, if you want.

Finally, those astute students of Rapunzel's skirt will note that there is one final design on the very bottom of her skirt which I did not draw because it didn't show up clearly on my print-out (darn black and white!).  Also, I had already reached the end of my own skirt anyway, so I decided just to leave it off.  Hey, this is not as exact science, much as I wish it were.  So just be aware, if you are a costume purist of a higher caliber than myself.

I will not be doing the embroidery along the hemline until after I get back from Dragon Con, but on that far distant day when I have drawn up some transfers for the hem embroidery as well, I will be sure to share it as a Batch 2.

Let me know if there are any questions, or if a link breaks or something.

Link to PDF File:
Design #1
Design #2

Design #3

Design #4

Design #5

Design #6
Design #7 & Design #8


  1. Thank you for this! I am going to try to port this over to my embroidery software by Husqvarna. Although I haven't had any luck with the digitizing part of this program yet. I will let you know! Please post the hemline drawing when you get a chance.

  2. @smilegeek-- You're welcome! So pleased I could save someone some time. Please let me know how the software transfer goes; I've always been curious.

    I actually have Batch #2 drawn as of three weeks ago. I just need to get it scanned, which means remembering to take it to work. Keep an eye on the blog for the next while. I'll be sure to get it up within the month.


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