Saturday, October 8, 2011

Silk Ribbon Embroidery on Cinnamon Velvet Dress

Came across this picture while cleaning up files. With just a couple of stitches, it is easy to embellish a simple dress for this year's holiday parties. This is a purchased velvet dress, that I bought many years ago. The cut of the dress is so simple, that I continue to wear it. It's been to weddings, rolled up to fit in a suitcase and has visited the dry cleaners several times and the embroidery is surviving.  I used variegated 4mm silk ribbon from our Old Rose silk ribbon assortment pack, and created a variety of spider web roses over the front and back shoulder of the dress. I then added padded straight stitches for buds in the same ribbon. Each bud has celery green Japanese Ribbon Stitch leaves. Using gold Krienik thread, I added a straight stitch into the tip of the buds and feather stitches among silk ribbon work for a bit of sparkle. After  stitching, fuse a fusible interfacing to the inside of the dress to protect the embroidery . If any of the roses need refreshing, I swipe them with a damp cotton swab.

7 comments:

Linda H said...

Simply beautiful!

shirley said...

Your ribbon work is gorgeous.

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Linda, thank you!

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Shirley, thank you! I think this dress is heading towards 10 years old and the ribbon work still looks great!

Kathleen Pirro said...

WOW!!! So pretty!!!

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Kathleen, thank you!

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