Hawthorne & Heaney for Pip Howsen

pip velvet collar

A few weeks ago we had a wonderful time developing this gorgeous velvet collar design for the lovely Pip Howeson.

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We designed a flowing motif of a traditional oak leaf flourish to fit with the aesthetic of the jacket. Then, using machine embroidery, we were able to create three levels of texture to the piece using padding to give the leaves height and acorns height, then using the running stitch for detail. The pieces then when cut to the pattern piece create a symmetrical curve around the collar of the neck meeting at the nape.

2560.10Working on the velvet, it can be tricky not to mark the pile in the process of embroidering it but we were so pleased to see that it sat so well with the other pieces of the jacket when made up.