Once I saw a fully embroidered designer coat on a magazine. The stitch was mainly padded satin. though I wanted to do that immediately on a tunic, being wary, decided to do a small motif.
Fabric- Mercerised ikat cotton in blue and pink.
Pattern- a small traditional Indian motif.
Embroidery-Stem stitch,satin stitch for leaves and padded satin for flowers.

bluepink ikat tunic

The flowers would have looked better, if I had used a thread with sheen.