For the first time in American retail history, 2015 saw more dollars spent on athleisure than denim classics. Athleisure is defined as a fashion trend in which clothing designed for athletic workouts at a gymnasium, is worn outside of the gym; to the office or shopping or other social occasions. In other words, we’re wearing it every day, no matter where we go. Since we strive to bring you relevant embroidery projects in every issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery, our March/April 2016 issue focuses on stitching on knits. Since we’re wearing it everywhere, we might as well embroider it!
You’ll find star-studded embroidery on Nancy Zieman’s oh-so-soft fleece jacket . A matching t-shirt transforms the entire ensemble.
Tari Intardonato worked a little of her own magic on an oversized sweatshirt by adding a fun feline design. We couldn’t resist including an adorable kitty in the photo shoot.
You’ll also find instructions on double applique, curved text and multi-hooping on a zippered hoodie cardigan. I was inspired by the cardigans we’ve seen for years at The Gap. In fact, I wanted to applique NAP across the hoodie but my staff encouraged me to change it to LOVE. I like this too!
Knits don’t have to stay in the gym – they’re just as wearable in other fashions. Joanne Banko stitched a gorgeous wrap dress with asymmetrical embroidery. You’re going to love her easy-peasy approach to decorating this neckline. Look for your March/April issue now. Or jump over to our website to order your copy.
Your assignment for this week:
Since this issue is the first time we welcomed a cat into our studio I’m wondering if you prefer cats or dogs as pets in your home. Leave a comment and we’ll select a random winner to receive our new Hoop Clip.
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