Fashion always comes back around. You know that 90s grunge has come back into style, and the 80s are reincarnated as trendy workout clothes in a rainbow of neon. Browsing through the Met’s online collections, I discovered that needlework has been a popular embellishment of clothing in “highly fashionable” societies (I would love to insert a snobby picture of Caroline Bingley here, but I shall refrain). Luckily for us crafters, needlework is making a comeback! You can even purchase a stitchable iPhone case! Please enjoy the gorgeous pieces from yesteryear and their modern counterparts! Most photos from the Met’s collection can be viewed in close detail; just click their links.
Here are some colorful mid-1700s British shoes in flame stitch. The modern interpretation is by Dolce & Gabana. Kind of reminds me of Mary Poppins.
Dresses! Sorry, but any romance reader pictures herself in dresses like these at least once a day. Pick your favorite era to dream in, ladies!
Lastly, pretty undergarments- a 1760s French silk corset and lingerie by Dolce and Gabana (again).
Happy stitching! Hope this post has left you inspired to create your own wearable pieces!