Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Embroidered Tulle Sewing Inspiration

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Embroidered tulle and mesh are having A Moment right now. It's popping up on the runways, in RTW clothing, all over Pinterest and Instagram and, of course, in our store! We have several different styles and colors of this gorgeous fabric and the question we get asked most often is, but what do I sew with it?

The most dramatic choice would be a long, sweeping dress inspired by the Pre-AW17 collection of Alexander McQueen. You could have a show-stopping dress that doesn't require hours and hours of hand-embroidery (the Alexander McQueen pieces were still being finished in the minutes up to the runway show!).

There are other ways to add drama to your wardrobe if a gown doesn't fit the bill. In case you haven't heard yet, it's officially the Year of the Sleeve. I would bet that statement sleeves will still be on-trend next year too, so now is the perfect time to sew up something with the sleeves as the main attraction. 

I love this little bejeweled bee cuff peeking out of a coat from Christian Dior AW16. You could do something similar with our Queen Bee embroidered tulle!

If sweeping gowns and giant sleeves don't fit into your daily life (you're definitely not alone!), then there are still many options for sewing more casual embroidered tulle garments. Use it as a sheer section in a basic tee, sew up a quick kimono or make a simple mini dress a little more special with a sheer overlay.

And if you're sewing for little ones, then Violette Field Threads has the perfect special-occasion dress for girls. She made several of the samples for her new Blithe pattern in our Climbing Vines embroidered tulle and they look simply beautiful. I love the delicate tulip sleeves and that high-low skirt overlay!

This pattern is currently only available in PDF, but you can purchase it from Violette Field Threads here.

Still don't know where to start? 

Here are some patterns that would work well with any of our embroidered tulle fabrics. You could make the full garment from the tulle, like the Scout Tee and Kielo Dress, or use it as a sheer section or overlay in patterns like the Belladone Dress, Ruby Top and the children's patterns.

Deer and Doe Patterns Belladone Dress
Grainline Studio Scout Tee

Named Clothing Kielo Dress

Papercut Patterns Kochi Kimono
Papercut Patterns Mito Cami/Dress

Made By Rae Ruby Top and Dress

Oliver + S Pinwheel Tunic and Slip Dress

Violette Field Threads Chloe Dress

What do you think of the embroidered tulle trend? Is it something you would incorporate into your everyday wear or use only for special occasion garments?

Personally, I would love to see someone make some wild pants like these ones designed by Adam Selman! Who's up for the challenge?