Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sartorial Saturday - Vintage Embroidered Skirt

About a month ago, I mentioned that I had a project in Stitch Summer 2013. The magazine wasn't out yet, so I didn't want to give all the details up.

But Stitch Summer 2013 hit the newsstands this past week!

I submitted my project idea back in September 2012 - a basic skirt made special with hand-embroidery. I sent along a picture of my Nautical Striped Skirt and a sketch of my proposed embroidery and they accepted it. Yay!

The editor and I went back and forth on colors for the project. I originally wanted a navy blue skirt with ivory, light gray, teal, and mustard embroidery. But apparently navy doesn't photograph well [duh, Rebecca], so the Art Gallery Empire Yellow was my second choice.

The skirt itself takes about an hour to make...but the embroidery took me a little while. Ok, it took me a lot of a while :)

It certainly never gets old seeing my name in print! And I'll certainly be happy to see my skirt again after almost 6 months apart.

Have you ever embroidered a handmade or store-bought clothing item?


  1. I love it! I was just thinking today that I wanted to embroider something. What a coincidence haha. I really like the color choices as well.

  2. Woohoo! That IS really cool, seeing your name there! It's really pretty. I also really like your first choice of colors. I think I need to go embroider something now!

  3. Congrats! It's such a pretty skirt :)

  4. That is awesome! I loooove skirts so much! Might have to give this one a whirl, even though I've steadfastly stayed away from garment sewing since high school...

  5. Congratulations on the feature in Stitch! The skirt is really cute. The embroidery details really make it extra fabulous.

  6. I love it! Stitch always has such cute projects, and your skirt fits right in there. Congrats! I've yet to embroider clothing, but I'm planning on making your skirt, probably altering the waistband to elastic to fit my preggo tummy :)

  7. Congratulations! What a cute project and the closeup of the stitching is awesome!


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