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« on: June 27, 2011 08:09:24 PM »

Occasionally, I like trying a work related project that's just for pushing the boundaries of what I think stock designs can do. I wanted to see how well I could incorporate all kinds of different steampunk designs and make them work seamlessly with the design of a jacket. I had been debating a long while on what kind of jacket I would use, when this fell into my lap at a clothing swap! It was perfect. After a lot of planning, I set to stitching, and here's the result!



I decided to keep the embroidery more tone on tone to keep it elegant and understated as much as possible. I kinda liked the white of the coat, and though it wasn't a very typical steampunk color, I thought I'd use it...



Here's the coat in all it's stitchy glory. All in all, on a large industrial machine, it was still 8 solid hours of nerve wracking stitching





A good detail shot of the stitching. You can really see a lot of fun detail up close


On the back I added our large steampunk raven. I was excited because I'd always thought of him as a jacket back piece when I designed him, so it was great to use it just like I imagined...




Finally, on the front I added a little stitched key heart. I like that you almost can't notice it until you're up closer.



I'm so happy with how it turned out! I had only one coat, and one shot at everything, and I'm known for stitching things to themselves at key moments...



Im going to be marching around in it like a proper nerd at our local geek-fest Convergence this upcoming weekend, which this year happens to be steampunk themed.

Heres hoping I can open up some peoples eyes as to what machine embroidery can do!
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011 08:34:41 PM »

Holy crap... My aunt used to do machine embroidering but nothing was every like that. Awesome to the max.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011 08:35:58 PM »

Oh my gods above, this is amazing! I've been wanting to get into embroidery, and this just encourages me  Grin!

The copper coloring looks really nice against the white, and the white on white embroidery adds such elegance! Amazingly done, brava!
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011 09:25:37 PM »

amaze-balls!  this is super fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011 09:44:28 PM »

I'm in love with this jacket!  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011 10:14:37 PM »

I WANT THIS COAT!!! THis is so awesome that it makes me wish that i had an embroidery machine!!
This is wonderfully done and i am envious of you and you did a beautiful job on it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011 10:43:34 PM »

I would seriously wear this jacket all the freaking time! It's so awesome and amazing! Wonderful use of color too!
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011 10:58:09 PM »

This is beyond amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011 11:54:49 PM »

oah, your pics stopped me in my tracks.
Truly outstanding work! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011 02:47:45 AM »

This is fantastic, subtle and elegant and shows how beautiful embroidery can be!
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