Dogwood blossom coat



Emma Randall


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Outline the story …

The embroidered motif on the coat was inspired by the pacific dogwood trees native to the pacific northwest where I am from. My Grandmother was an incredible artist, we have a watercolor painting of dogwood flowers hanging in the house that she made when I was little. She taught me how to sew as a child, and instilled a great deal of creativity in me. I used her paining as inspiration while digitizing the embroidery.
The silhouette is inspired by regency era tailoring. I gained inspiration from embroidered court suits, and embroidery from fantasy film and TV like Game of Thrones, as well as Shadow and Bone. I wanted the coat to feel like it was pulled from the pages of a fairy tale.

Outline the construction…

This 5 panel princess seam tailored coat dress was made from Pendleton wool fabric, with silk machine embroidery that I digitized myself in brother PE-11 embroidery software. The puff sleeves have shoulder pads, and a false vent construction. The vintage brass buttons match the blossom motif. There are single welt pockets on the full circle skirt of the coat dress. The center front button closure features keyhole button holes.




  1. Avatar Sarah Sarah Coombs on April 26, 2023 at 10:56 pm

    What a lovely and well made piece, especially with how you did the embroidered details!

    • Avatar Desirée Desirée Holmberg on May 1, 2023 at 7:52 pm

      I would never take this off! Absolutely stunning, the embroidery alone is impeccable. Congratulations on such a great make!

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