Dress Shirt with Swarovski® Crystals

Elevate a classic shirt with an embroidered border of dainty daisies sparkling with shimmering crystals. It's a boho look that will add wow to everything from black pants to denim jeans.

Get inspired by Swarovski design team's limitless imagination. Magical project ideas bring a new dimension to simple techniques.
STEP 1
Daisy Stitch Follow the diagram to make a Daisy stitch.
STEP 2

STEP 3
Daisy Stitch on Shirt Using white embroidery thread and the daisy stitch, create a flower with 5 petals on the shirt collar as shown. Sew a yellow crystal into the middle.
STEP 4
Small Daisy Stitch Using yellow thread, make a second smaller flower nearer the point of the collar and sew a white crystal into the middle.
STEP 5
Daisy Stitch Knot Using yellow thread, make a knot and pull the needle through so that the knot shows on the front of the collar.
STEP 6
Crystal Flower The knot forms the center of a crystal flower. In this diagram, the flower is created using 5328 Light Topaz Shimmer x 6. Sew these crystals into position as shown.
STEP 7
Lazy Daisy Stitch To form the leaves, use dark green embroidery thread and the Lazy Daisy stitch (see Step 01).
STEP 8
Light Green Leaves For the more delicate leaves, use light green embroidery thread.
STEP 9
Green Crystal On Leaves Sew a green crystal (5328 Pacific Opal) at the top of the leaves.
STEP 10
Mini Pearl Flower Create a flower, one petal at a time, using mini pearls (5810): 5 clusters of 5 pearls each (see Step 11 diagram).
STEP 11
Yellow Crystal Sew a yellow crystal in the middle.
STEP 12
Flower Buds Stitch a little Lazy Daisy chain above the pearl flower and sew on some yellow crystals to look like flower buds (Yellow Opal 5000 or 5328).
STEP 13
Flowers and Leaves Continue adding flowers and leaves.
STEP 14
Second Collar Now start the second collar point.
STEP 15
Flowers and Leaves Using the same techniques (Daisy and Lazy Daisy stitch), create different flowers and leaves by varying the sizes and colors of the crystals used at the center of each flower.
STEP 16
Repeat Second Collar Complete the second collar point by repeating the techniques in the steps above.
STEP 17
Using the same techniques, embroider the front band ("placket") of the shirt, varying the arrangement of flowers and crystals along the band.
STEP 18
Repeat on the shirt cuff.
STEP 19
And on the other shirt cuff.
STEP 20
Finished Shirt What a result! Your shirt is good to go...
STEP 21
Worn Shirt ...and ready to wow the crowds!

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