Most of the embroidery designs on the market seem to be for quilts, other linens, or modern clothing. I have been looking for designs that will adapt to the traditional peasant blouse format with an attractive ethnic vibe. Here are some I have found:
This image, from the Oregon Patch Works site, shows most of the components available in the Gypsy Feast set from Enigma Embroidery. This is the set I used for the lavender girl dress I just finished. I look for photos of Mexican blouses and use them as guides on the combination of the designs. http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/items.php?did=55784&pid=103464
This one, called Fancy Flower Corner, is also from Oregon Patch Works by designer Wind Bell Embroidery. I would set these on point, wide end toward the neckline, spaced around the neckline. http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/items.php?did=134674&pid=134982
This one from Oregon Patch Works by designer Wind Bell Embroidery has really caught my imagination. It has a slightly Aztec/Art Nouveau feel to it that I love and can be combined in many ways. Plus, the colors they used are great. http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/items.php?did=134674&pid=135644
I’ve never had anything but good results ordering from Oregon Patch Works, and am not associated with them in any way.
Today I was at the Joann sale buying a few patterns including Vogue 1250 which I have heard so much about. It seems to look great on women of all sizes, so it is worth a try. I would love to have a nice dressy dress or two in the closet so I didn’t have to panic every time I have to go to one of the spouse’s office functions.