Wearable Embroidery

Monday, October 22, 2012

It never ceases to amaze me what talented people are doing with embroidery, especially needlepoint and cross stitch.

Check out these awesome wearables, posted earlier this week on the blog for DMC Spain. Embroidery on clothing is H-O-T, hot!

This season Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has introduced a collection for the autumn / winter season completely decorated with embroidery and includes wearable art for both day and evening wear including skirts, blousees and dresses, along with chic accessories like purses and shoes.

Do you enjoy embroidering on clothing?  What types of projects have you created, and what types of embroidery threads have you used in your garments and accessories?

Tell us about one of your favorite garments or wearable art project here in the comments section, or send me an email with a photo.  We’d love to share it here on the blog!


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  • RM
    October 22nd, 2012 11:17 am

    After I first learned to embroider in 4th grade, for a few years I would occasionally embroider things on clothes, and was often teased for the “k-mart specials” that I would wear, because it didn’t look machine done. Now that many of the projects I do take hundreds of hours and a lot longer than when I was younger, I do not put them on clothes because the repeated washings (a couple of years)eventually destroy the floss on them. I also used to do pillow cases etc as a teen, but repeated washings have destroyed those as well, so now I limit myself to embroidering things that will only be washed rarely. However I have done a handbag or two for people, and now and then a shawl. I have no doubt that those fashion items were done by machine and if humans actually embroidered those themselves for thier own use, they would certainly not risk spilled food etc on them because of the huge number of hours they spent working on it. Even if they calculate minimum wage for each hour, the price would easily get up beyond what those fashion companies overcharge for machine done equivalent items.

  • Sandy Johnson
    October 22nd, 2012 11:53 am

    This summer I embroidered two pairs of plain green shorts with my favorite DMC flosses–loved the results. I blogged about it here: http://www.eatwritedreamstitch.blogspot.com/2012/08/dreamy-doodling-with-floss-or-i-doodled.html.
    Now I’m embroidering a blouse–it’s so fun to wear your embroidery!

  • silk ties australia
    October 22nd, 2012 11:10 pm

    I love it! When he is interacting with the designers on Project, I can just see his true character come through loud and clear.

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