Anyone who's ever asked me about embroidery has probably heard me say something like this: "I hate embroidery with the fire of a thousand suns."
And, for the most part, I do. I'm a product stitcher, not a process one. That is to say, I don't do this because I just love sewing so much. I do it because I like other aspects of the creative process--for me, it's problem solving, design, sourcing, and the finished product.
However, if I'm taking the time to cord this pair of stays, I figured I might as well put ALL the work in and embroider it a little, too. That's not required, but it is very common in originals. I'm a sucker for wheat ear designs, so here's a peek of what I came up with: