Thursday, 18 August 2011

Pin Up Embroidery: The Big Reveal!

Well my lovely readers the moment has arrived, it's time for the big reveal of my Pin Up Skirt!! Check it out...


I'm not going to lie I'm ridiculously happy with how this project has turned out! It has taken a while but it was all worth it because I've come out with a piece of clothing that is perfect for me, it really is! It's refueled my obsession both with pin ups and embroidery, I'm sure this won't be the last project the involved either or both of these things :)



I really like that the embroidery isn't too overpowering, it's subtle and interesting and it draws the eye. It's really cute and girly but also a bit sexy because the pin ups are so gorgeous. It's different and I like it!


I decided to wear this skirt out on the town with my Sweetheart and I had been out for less than an hour before two people had admired it and asked me where I had bought it. Man were they surprised when I told them that I had made it! I love moments like that :)


I love the details of this skirt, the scalloped waistband makes me very happy and of course and the Pin Ups. Here they are in all their glory (click for bigger!)




I knew that this skirt was a definite success when the neighborhood cat decided she wouldn't leave me alone during this photo session. If the cat likes it it must be good :)



So there you have it, the finished Pin Up Skirt. I really hope you like it and that you've enjoyed the process of it's creation as much as I have. Thank you all so much for all your lovely comments throughout my work on this project, I'm so thrilled that so many of you have like it and that it has even turned a lot of you back onto embroidery, that thrills me so much! 

Pin Up Skirt - Made by me
Body - Topshop
Bag - from Vintage on Southbank
Shoes - Jimmy Choo (a gift from my Sweetheart)

All pictures taken by my Sweetheart xx

24 comments:

Isis said...

Soooooo cute!

Marie said...

Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous! It must have taken you forever to embroider the pin ups, but what a great touch!!!

Wendy said...

Eeeeeeek!!! I loove it it looks so fabulous and absolutely perfect on you!!!

MissGinger said...

looks amazing - well done. love everything about it. x

Brandy Layton said...

This turned out gorgeous and since the pin up began, I have pulled out my stash of embroidery again. Thanks for the inspiration!

Auntie said...

I LOVE IT!!!

Nattie said...

Wow, the waist is lovely and your girls look wonderful........brunette lady with red shoes is my fav......did you sneak the bag into your bag??!
Nattie x

Kate O said...

I love love LOVE the scalloped waist! Well done you! x

Tasha said...

It really is just so fantastic! You have a ton nto be proud of in that project. I love how, like you said, it's rather subtle. It just adds a perfect element to that light-colored skirt. Fantastic!! I think my favorite girl is the one last pictured who looks like a can-can dancer. :)

Rachel said...

Wow, what a gorgeous dress! Definately worth all the hard work and you must be so pleased to see it all come together!

Rachel
xxx

Emily & Gracie said...

Oh man that realy is adorable! I too love the scalloped waist band and that embroidery is fantastic and well worth the effort!

x Gee

Faff said...

Wow, love it! It looks amazing, so pretty. Love when people admire your clothing and you can say you made it! :)

Miss Marie said...

Too fabulous for words! It's come out just lovely - and so nice that it's been attracting comments from strangers on the street!

Hannah said...

This is perfection, your right about it being subtle yet so striking love it. Well done you look marvellous, and the petal edging is so sweet x

Kate said...

It looks lovely!!

Tilly said...

Wowzers! This skirt is INCREDIBLE! You put so much work - and love - into it and it has turned out beautifully. You must feel soooo proud of yourself. So inspiring.

4th__Dimension said...

You look so beautiful! I love you baby! x

mala-14 said...

It looks fabulous! You did a wonderful job! All your hard work really paid off. Also, the cat has great taste. ;)

LinB said...

Oh, so sweet! You'll enjoy this skirt for years and years. Thank you for letting us sew along with you on it.

Casey said...

If I could whistle over the internet, I would! ;) hehe. I just love how this turned out; the color and the scalloped detail are perfect. But of course the pin ups are the real stars!!! Bravo on doing all that work--it really paid off in spades. ;) Thank you too for inspiring me to investigate embroidery more than I had in the past; I'm now quite addicted!

PuppyLovePrincess said...

so pretty! and those shoes are amazing!

Miss Katie said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow! Thank you all so much! I'm so glad that you've enjoyed the process of this skirt and you cannot know how much all your comments mean to me. Thank you thank you thank you :)

Nina said...

Absolutely amazing! I've been trying to start embroidering things, but never quite found a good motif, but these are so gorgeous! I might have to try something similar. wow. and that color looks great on you!

Liz said...

That is an awesome skirt!

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