Thursday, June 9, 2011


I thought I would share with you one of the embroidery layouts that I did for Spring 12. This is one of the less complicated ones, but there is still quite a bit that goes into laying out embroidery, or any embellishment for that matter. It's important to be really clear on placement, measurements, color and quality. For my Spring 12 collection, 8 out of the 31 styles put into work have some sort of embroidery or embellishment detail.
FYI this embroidery is going to be tonal- the yellow is a highlighter just showing contrast.

Next time, take a look at the detailing of that style you're wearing and think about all the design meetings and hours of layouts that it may have taken. crazy. It reminds me of that scene from the "Devil Wears Prada", when Meryl Streep's character is talking about the cerulean sweater. ha! so true.and how much do you love that movie?

p.s I'm challenging myself to a new blog routine starting next Monday. I'm hoping for Mon, Wed, Friday and thrilled to meet up with my friend Brandi to discuss a new blog layout. exciting!!!


  1. Can't wait to see the new layout. I am sure Brandi will have tons of amazing ideas. Thanks for sharing your design process. I am so fascinated with textile creations. xo Samantha

  2. Yes I love that movie and that scene is my favorite. It just proves that no matter what you wear inspiration for it came from the top dogs and fashion is all interlinked and woven into the fabric of life! {went a little deep there}. Anywho, I can just imagine the time spent coming up with the perfect design and then actually executing it. can't wait to see your new blog design and more posts during the week :)

  3. Omg, Kendall I love it already! Can't wait to see the end result:)

  4. I'm so into embroidery right now, that's rad!

    It's one of the best scenes ever, love that movie so much.

    Can't wait to see the new layout, go Brandi, she's so good. xo

  5. It's amazing how much work goes into all garments! I love seeing sneak peeks of what you're working on.