Thursday, January 23, 2014

Embroidered LOVE Letter Dress

I have a confession.

I love embroidery.

If I notice a blank canvas, or if you standstill long enough, something is likely to be embroidered.  You have been warned.


This proved to be the case with a dress I had bought Grace, from Goodwill (a dress that I think is actually a women's top...sigh).


With a water soluble pen in hand, I decided to sketch out LOVE, written in faux school lined paper.


With a needle and thread, I embroidered over the lines and 'Love' using a back stitch.  If you've never embroidered, I promise you a back stitch is SO easy.


Of course, if you don't want to embroider a 'Love' letter dress yourself, you can always purchase one at Anthropologie for over a $100. 


Or you can find a blank canvas of your own and add your own personalized embroidered touch for a fraction of the cost.  In my case, $2.99.

30 comments:

  1. ohmygoodness - such sweetness! and I see she's holding that sweet papermache apple she made you. i'll have to tell my niece about this.

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  2. Absolutely adorable! So very clever of you. I just might have to give embroidery a try. I've done cross-stitch and found it very relaxing.

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  3. I'm intimidated by embroidery but this is adorable

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    1. Well, Rebekah, we should have a play date (can you tell I have a 5 year old) and I could cure your embroidery intimidation :)

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  4. Oh I LOVE this!!! You do the most beautiful and unique embroidery. I need your awesome skills. lol

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  5. You are so talented. This must be pinned! :)

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  6. Beautiful work Amy! I love embroidery too, but have never learned. My sewing machine has a few tiny embroidery stitches and it makes me want a big machine! I've never done anything by hand. I'm in awe of your mad skills!

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    1. Thanks Amy! The feeling is mutual. I am always in awe of your sewing skills.

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  7. Love it! Your embroidery work is always perfect!! Even though I barely embroider myself, I do LOVE anything embroidered! And if you didn't mention it, I would have never known that the dress is actually a woman's top! I have a couple of tops that were give aways but made the perfect little girl dress so I gave them to Suraya. :D

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    1. Ha! Glad to hear that Grace isn't the only one wearing a lady's top as a dress :). Thanks for your sweet comment Maysem.

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  8. Amazing!! This is beautiful. I love the idea.

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  9. What a great idea! You made it such a precious little dress. I think that this is something that Grace would want one of her little ones to wear one day. I can see you hanging on to this one for just that purpose. I know I would want to do that. :)

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  10. When I see this, I am grateful for a beautiful piece of your work!

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  11. $100 for a kids dress CRIKEY!! I love yours it's adorable and with a much more sensible price tag. I love embroidery it's one of those things I tell myself I am really going to concentrate on.....then don't.

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  12. How cute! Making it look like school lined paper makes it even cuter and the price is the icing on the cake!

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  13. Cute with custom clothes, surely to drive the little boys....and the little girls mad.

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  14. that is fantastic! ...no, I would not spend $100 on a dress :)

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  15. Why the *sigh*. It's ok if it's a woman's top. It's cute as a girls' dress! I love that the "love" is on denim, makes it look more like a chalkboard than that Anthropologie version. Seriously, who spends $100 on a piece of clothing for kids! Great job!

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  16. So cute Amy! Loved this when I saw it over on fb!

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  17. I think this is adorable. I love that you made the notebook lines. You are too cute.

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  18. You absolutely kill me, woman! This is perfect! What a way to save a hundred bucks:)

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