Embroidered denim skirt inspired by my trip to Europe

By on January 1st, 2014
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modern circle skirt
free machine embroidery designs

For Christmas gift giving on my husbands side of the family, we do an exchange involving all the adults and kids. This year I was finally able to rig the name drawing to ensure I would get my sister-in-law, Joanie. I had purchased a set of pearls for Joanie a few years ago courtesy of my friend who traveled to China for work. But the name exchange never worked in my favor and no one was ever willing to trade. So the pearls and their recipient, Joanie, had to wait until this Christmas when I took matters into my own hands.

Up until a couple of days prior to Christmas I had the pearls set aside, ready to give to Joanie. But I couldn’t resist the urge to make her a little something else. Inspiration struck when I was at Old Navy trying to pull together a Christmas Eve look for my daughter. I found a dark denim stretchy pencil skirt that was practically begging me for some embroidery. And it was marked down to $9. Booooyah!

I decided to make my own version of the abstract circle design based on the embroidered jeans I had seen at that awesome Barcelona-based store, Desigual, when I was in Brussels. I set up the design in two sizes and stitched them out in a staggered, overlapping pattern down the front of the skirt. This was a tough one to give away because OMG I love how it turned out. And I think Joanie did as well. She put it on right away and modeled it for the family.

So what do you all think of the skirt and the embroidery design? I would love to hear your thoughts.

This abstract circle design is now available.

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