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Today I am reflecting on embroidery pieces that I created as embellishments on clothing that I designed. The selected embroidery pieces that I would like to share with you today were created in the years 2015-2018.
"Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearls, beads, quills, and sequins.” - https://artsandculture.google.com
Adding hand sewn details such as embroidery or beadwork to my fashion designs is not only fun to create, but it adds an interesting artistic element to my designs that I really enjoy.
I created this hand-stitched rose (Figure 1) with red embroidery thread and green hand-stitched beads for the leaves. This particular design was featured on a green capelet that I created for my 2018 Fall Collection.
Check out the photos from that collection here: A Look Back: Fall 2018.
Figure 3A and Figure 3B:
This gold toned hand-stitched flower was something I came up with for the hand-beaded design on my 2015 Wedding Ball Skirt. The skirt featured a wide variety of hand-stitched embroidery and beadwork detail. The overall design included a gold floral motif on gold satin, as well as silver beading for the accompanying leaf motif. The beaded gold layer was over-layed with a grey swiss knotted netting. Although time consuming to create, these one-of-a-kind details add elegance and regalness to any formal gown.
See more photos of this final Bridal look here: "My Whirlwind Wedding Engagement: From The Cliff House to Las Vegas in Four Months and Three Dresses!"
Figure 4A and Figure 4B:
One of the design details that I was inspired to create for my 2016 collection, was this hand-beaded fabric covered button. I had never created a fabric covered button before, and greatly enjoyed learning something new with this technique. This button was one of three, featured on my 2016 Summer Collection: Pink Flamingo Halter Pencil Dress.
Check out photos of this dress, along with the rest of my 2016 collections in my article, "RAW San Francisco Presents: Reveal!"
I am continually inspired by hand-stitched embellishments on clothing and in fashion! I greatly enjoy reading books about sewing and fashion from my own personal library, and look forward to applying the techniques I learn in many more of the garments I create!
Thank you for taking the time to read about my hand-stitched embroidery and beadwork!
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Hello Readers! Welcome to my Blog! I am Roxanne Rodriguez Rangel, a Fashion Designer from Northern California. I love all things Fashion, particularly historical fashion! Join me, as I take you around Northern California, covering fashion events and related topics!