Children's clothing decorated with hand embroidery is equally suitable as party wear and casuals. The range of embroidery stitches and patterns available, and the immense scope of this craft of decoration have kept alive over the years the attraction and interest in hand embroidery clothes. In the Victorian Britain, learning hand embroidery used to be considered a sign of sophistication. Although machine embroidery has been introduced as part of the industrial revolution, the status of hand embroidery has not diminished. That is of course why, when it comes to dressing their little princes and princesses, parents prefer hand embroidery baby clothes.
Hand embroidery is a skill that requires patience and practice to perfect. An expert can work magic with his or her skills by adding varied textures and dimensions into the patterns. The variety of stitches ranges from simple ones such as backstitch and satin stitch to the more complicated stitches such as braided band stitch. Velvet tufting can create a little fluff of embroidery, and adding some beads into the drizzle stitch will make these twisted patterns more attractive.Dresses, tops, vests, linen and panties, hand embroidery has been tried on almost all sorts of kids' wear with great success.
Floral patterns and pictures of animals are very common in hand embroidery baby clothes. Bunnies, puppies and teddy bear are some of the most popular animals featuring in baby clothes. Skilled embroidery can create life like flowers, the most popular among them being carnations and roses.Hand-smocking is often used to shape clothes into specific styles, and also to add texture and dimension. Hand smocked bishop dress is a very popular style of dress for young girls. They may be scattered with bullion roses.When it comes to hand embroidery, often less is more. An addition of a few bullion roses can dramatically change the appearance of a plain frock,making it an elegant, but comfortable wear.
Eyelet lace is another gift, embroidery has given to the world of kids' wear designing. When used on fabrics of contrasting colours, the effect of using eyelet lace can be rather stunning. Eyelet fabric is available in a number of colours and they are often used for dresses, skirts and bridal veils. Embroidery designs including eyelet lace and fabric are considered an appropriate choice on clothes used for christening services. Ribbons can be included as an added decoration on these clothes.
Hand embroidery is not just used in children's clothes, but also on their toys. For children, toys, especially plush toys, in effect work as accessories for their clothing. A stuffed teddy bear with embroidered bow might go very well with a top with teddy bear design. If it is your child's favourite toy, chances are that it will be spending quite some time with your child even during special occasions. Having an embroidered soft toy that matches well with a brand new dress can make you proud of showing off your little one to your friends without feeling embarrassed about Teddy or puppy who accompanies him/her everywhere.