Embellishments Made Easy!

Michael Kors

Embellishments Made Easy

imageplaceholder Jill Case
Online Editor, Sew Daily

I love the look of embellished fashions on the runway. The skirt on the left is from Michael Kors 2015 collection. Wouldn't that be absolutely lovely to wear. It would feel like you're walking in a field of daffodils. Now, have I ever made something like this in my life? No.

But, I do know people who have! Added embellishments can be time consuming for any sewing project. But, the end results are so worth it. Embellishments on garments and accessories is a trend that really doesn't go out of style. It's pretty and can really change the look and feel of a garment. I would love to get a closer look at the skirt above. My guess is that it is made on a chiffon or tulle, with each flower hand sewn on. So beautiful.

Of course high fashion embellishment is way beyond my skill set. But, there are plenty of resources for beginners to learn how to embellish their projects with style and flair. I also like this e-book on embellishments. It's divided into three sections and covers embellishing with print, dye, embroidery and embossing. It's a great addition to your embellishment how-to library.

Another trend that I'm really liking is the embellished and embroidered jeans and accessories. Here's an example from Nicole Miller and her embroidered jeans. 

nicole miller

This look can be done in a subtle way with minimal designs on key placement areas. What about you? Are you into the embellished look? What are your inspirations? Let me know on the blog!

And, to announce the winner from Monday's giveaway it is jklmengland. I will be in touch with you shortly to tell you how to claim your books.

Thanks for all the great ideas and responses. And, when I asked on Facebook what you wanted from the newsletter, I am listening. So look for more fun giveaways!

P.S. An easy way to take your embellishment skills to a high fashion level is through an RNK Floriani event. Discover valuable techniques and learn about the latest embroidery machines, software and stabilizers. Find a schedule of events and exciting deals near you!


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About Jill

I am the Online Editor for Sew Daily and I am so incredibly excited to meet everyone here on this amazing sewing community!

My first passion is garment sewing, I love vintage sewing patterns and working with knits and silks. I also get very jazzed about sewing pants and love learning couture techniques. What about you? I can't wait to get started finding out more about you and what you like to sew.

2 thoughts on “Embellishments Made Easy!

  1. I do love this skirt!
    I think that I’m able to do those flower, and I should have fun to sew them, not so many indeed, but I know that I will never wear it!

  2. I guess if you are charging $9,995 for a skirt, you can get a lot of embellishments put on! So cute though… A bit more hand sewing than I would want to do though unless I it was for some big occasion.