Monday, October 19, 2009

Decorative Stitchery

I saw these old embroidery patterns recently on FFFFOUND! and really adored the fun colors and shapes. These designs are from a vintage French pattern book by DMC for those who aspire to explore the art of 'la broderie.'

I'm a sucker for pixelated patterns and folkart-inspired designs, especially in the context of textiles. The lovely pieces below (embroidered, cross-stitched and needlepoint-adorned) reminded me of the styles featured on this antique pattern sheet.

Clockwise from top left:
Anna Sui embroidered pom pom dress at ShopBop ($406)
Vintage flower top by Lucky Brand ($29.50)
Cross stitch barrettes from Free People ($4.95)
Needlepoint buttons by eclecticselections  on Etsy ($6.50 for 6)
Hand-dyed wool zip pouch by cruzdesigns' Etsy store ($28)
Plenty by Tracy Reese embroidered silk blouse at Nordstorm ($305)
PIXELL flats in cognac by Steve Madden ($69.95)
Silver moccasin flats in yellow suede by Blowfish ($28.64)
Luella Ethel embroidered prom skirt at La Garconne ($218.80)
Folk embroidered red mary janes from Agataga's Etsy Store ($16)
Embroidered geometryart necklace from spinthread on Etsy ($35)

1 comment:

  1. you did a great job with all those designs. Amazing site, keep it up the great work.