So we were browsing on line the other day and found two interesting items for sale. One was a sweater that looks like it had silk screened images on it and the other was an outfit that the designs were embroidered onto it. When you are getting ready to buy an outfit or just a sweater you want research if they are using good quality prints or embroideries on the item you are buying. Sometimes you buy a shirt and the images start looking old after just a few washes. We like to stick with machine applique designs because they seem to last much longer. The following is the sweater we mentioned.
This sweater doesn’t use embroideries, it uses some type of plastic or silk screening to display the designs. These will last a while but it has been our experience that the more you wash it, the more these additions will crack or wear.
We would suggest that you go with an outfit like we display below. In this image they have used a monkey them with multiple different embroidery designs. Each item will last throughout the wash and the stitching wont fade anymore then the clothing will as long as they have used high quality embroidery thread.
If you look online there are many places that sell these types of things. Many sell them as a package like this, while others sell them one at a time. There are also many sites that just sell the designs and if you have an embroidery machine you will be able to make your own finished product. Learning this takes time and you just might prefer to buy it from a boutique or online store. Clothing can be a hard thing to pick out, don’t worry about that, it has become so cheap that your mistakes wont cost you much at all.