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.
Last week’s assignment was: Achieving a goal is often easier to complete if you write it down. Who is the next person you are going to embroider a project for? What will you make? Post your comments and 4 random people will receive a $25 gift certificate for use at Baby Kay’s Appliques!
Here are the winners from last week’s assignment ….
Virginia: A sunhat to protect my bald little granddaughter’s head.
PatO: A fun summer t-shirt for my brother and his boys.
Karen W: What a lovely thought to help a grieving family.
Fay Williams: Will be doing things for my 6,4,and 2 year olds grandkids and for the new one due in August. Love my embroidery machine.