Maybe do this with the gold lace from nana. how to make a romantic blouse with silk lace sleeves // could be good for when refashioning clothes like upgrading a piece you have to something more feminine.
Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Pomegranate in the Round. Site includes the pattern and shows step-by-step instructions for how she finished the embroidery. Great photos and written steps. I love the color fading technique.