If one of your personal goals for the new year includes more date nights, you’re in good company! And, if you’re like me, you tend to think about date night the morning of…as in, too late to make a totally new outfit. One way to avoid this scenario is to have some great separates in your closet (or patterns in your pattern library) that are easy to dress up. And, yes, embroidery is a great way to do that! You’ll find these great tips and inspiration in the Jan/Feb issue of CME.
First, consider adding a sequined something to your spring wardrobe! Sequins kind of make the outfit. Even better: add some embroidery to truly customize the look. Machine embroidery master Katrina Walker provides tips for the process and an inspiring sample: an open back tank using BurdaStyle #118 04/2016. Pick your embroidery design and stabilizer carefully…and you can totally recreate this look!
I’m in love with raglan sleeves this winter and spring. It’s easy to update the somewhat sporty look of raglans with embroidery. Stacy Schlyer walks you through the process, with tips for design placement and creating balance in a top that’s totally upscale and feminine, perfect for date night. Bonus points: add a basic embellished pocket!
And yes, depending on the venue, we do think you can probably wear joggers for a date night, especially if they’re made from satin and include inspired large-scale embroideries. Seriously speaking, this look is the perfect blend of comfort and style and is a great way to upgrade an athleisure pattern you already have in your pattern library.
If a denim jacket isn’t on your to-sew list yet, let us change your mind. Jean jackets are truly the perfect go-to, when you need comfort and confidence. Seriously, is there an outfit that a jean jacket doesn’t work with? And hello perfect layering piece for spring. And while you’re at it, picking the perfect pattern and perfecting the fit, consider taking your customization a step further by adding some favorite embroidery motifs like these cuties form our Irresistible Insects Collection.