#Client Makes-Embroidered Coral Linen Top

When it comes to clothing, embroidery and linen make for a wonderful match.  Embroidery adds depth and dimension to the fabric, creating a visually appealing and unique look.  Kasey’s end-of-summer-early-fall tunic is a perfect example of the linen/embroidery combo! For more embroidery inspiration/tips, check out her blog Kasey Sasser Embroidery and Gifts.

Technically fall will be with us shortly, but it’s still quite warm here in Houston. As Roz has previously advised us, use summer fabrics in fall colors to transition your wardrobe for our local climate.

Coral Linen

This coral linen fits the bill to me; it’s lighter in weight, but the color seems like a nice fall shade, and goes well with browns, tans and even plums. Depending on who you reference, it could even be on trend – between orange and fuchsia (which combined make coral) and something called DuBarry, I think this shade of coral fits in fine.


I used Kwik Sew 3203 (OOP) once again. For a hot (and ultimately sweaty) second, I considered slimming down the cut from my last project, but realized loose and breezy would feel much better, so I left it with straight cut sleeves and size 4X bodice with a 1/2” FBA.


And of course, I embroidered all over it! Both sleeves, the left chest and lower back all have something. I used a single design in multiple ways, see my blog for details.


One note about the fabric itself; while I always advocate line drying linen, I found this particular linen to be a bit linty. You may want to run your yardage through the dryer for a few minutes if you don’t want pink dust bunnies multiplying all over your sewing room… otherwise it’s a lovely fabric to embroider and sew.



  1. Dianne Frazier
    September 22, 2023 / 11:34 am

    Beautiful and creative top Casey! I love linen.

    • Roz
      September 22, 2023 / 2:28 pm

      Thanks, Dianne!

  2. September 23, 2023 / 3:16 pm

    Love this top! when the thread color is tonal, one should just go for it and embroider all over. Just like Kasey did 😊.

    • Roz
      September 23, 2023 / 5:20 pm

      I agree Samina!

  3. November 2, 2023 / 2:23 pm

    I’ve read your blog. Honestly I’ve never read this type of blog before. Appreciate your work and will love to read your incoming articles too.

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