July 22, 2016
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We are excited to have Eileen Roche, Editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery share this content with you, which was originally posted on Eileen’s Machine Embroidery Blog:
I just have to share this article I saw online last weekend on both Yahoo and Huffington Post. This gown made my heart swoon. Bride Kresha Bajaj Zaveri always dreamed of designing her own wedding garments. When the time arrived, she rose to the task. Mrs. Zaveri stitched a love story, chronicling her and husband’s matrimonial journey in metallic thread. The stitches tell how they met, dates they enjoyed and the marriage proposal.
Imagine the hours that went into this gown – the design phase, the digitizing process and finally the stitching. The article doesn’t say if the gown is hand or machine embroidered but I’m guessing it’s a combination of both. Imagine trying to artistically portray a story into seven panels that complement each other yet blend across the skirt. From a distance, it looks delicate and intricate. It’s only upon close inspection that the stories behind the panels begin to unfold.
Imagine finalizing the designs and then…stitching them in metallic thread! Gold and white are traditional Indian wedding colors but wow – there are miles of metallic thread on that skirt. Obviously, it’s not Kresha’s first design attempt, she’s a fashion designer by trade,https://www.instagram.com/koecsh/, so I’m sure she knows the secrets to stitching success.
She intends on framing the gown as artwork to display in their home. Thank heavens it’s not going to wind up in a box in a closet!
Please click on the links below to read the whole story and see the dress in detail.
More details on Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-talented-bride-embroidered-her-love-story-onto-her-wedding-lehenga_us_577161a8e4b0f168323a54e7?1rdp4ibmlhvie8kt9
Thanks for reading!
Reprinted with permission from Eileen's Blog.