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Embroidered Dress How-To

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2010

Stitch this simple design -- quaintly evocative of what you might see carved into a tree -- where it will show (without being showy) such as near a zipper or hem. Or keep it private, and stitch it into the lining of your gown. 

"Dahlia" dress, $650, Simple Silhouettes.

How to Make It
Sketch a design on your dress with a disappearing-ink pen. (Test pen in a hidden spot first.) 

Position a 6-inch embroidery hoop around the design. Using embroidery floss and a chain stitch, sew over the lines.

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