I embroidered this for my sister-in-law and now-brother-in-law’s wedding last month. I hadn’t worked on an embroidery in a while–it was so nice to pick up the needle again!

This beautiful pattern is a design by Polka & Bloom. I’ve admired her intricate work for a while and am so glad I finally had reason to buy one of her patterns. This was a lot of fun to embroider, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

I paid particular attention to the text because Lerin works in printing, so I wanted it to be perfect! But I had never done so many satin stitches and don’t really ever want to again!

12 Comments

  1. Thank you! I printed out the pattern and traced it onto the fabric. I just did this on a flat surface with lots of natural light, but you can also tape both the paper and cloth up to a window to let the sun shine through so you can better see the pattern.

  2. I typically just use a mechanical pencil to draw embroidery patterns. Every now and then I sometimes have to go back over what I've drawn because the pencil marks gradually fade and/or transfer when touched.

  3. Alyssa Young I had gotten a water-soluble marker just before your reply so I'm going to try that. Thanks for the advice though. It's taking me awhile to get this project going !

  4. I love this! Great job! Did you use DMC floss? What colors did you use and how did you pick them?

  5. Alison Soderberg Reply

    This is beautiful! I’m thinking of making this for my sister’s wedding. Did you use DMC floss? What colors did you use? Thanks!

    • Alyssa Reply

      I use a lot of variety in my stitching, so it’s hard to say. But I am pretty sure the areas you’re looking at that appear to be a stem stitch are actually a split stitch! That tends to be my go-to because I like the way it looks and feel it gives me a bit more control.

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