I’ve been keeping a board on Pinterest called Design Details for a while now, just pinning anything that I found interesting. The other day while cleaning up my boards I noticed I had quite a collection of garments with these embroidered line drawing details on them. They remind me of a more subdued sartorial version of the Lichtenstein paintings I would stare at during trips to the Art Institute of Chicago in high school.
It looks to me like these details are a combination of piping, applied cord, or a satin zig zag stitch. I’d love to experiment with this technique a bit, I think it would be a great way to add a bit of humor to your wardrobe. The Archer would be a great base for any of the shirts shown above, or it could be a fun way to refashion an existing shirt. I have some ivory poplin set aside for one, maybe if I’m feeling brave I’ll try something like the lower left. I’ll let you know how it goes if I do! Would you ever try a graphic embellishment like this?