Embroidered Silk Top

by lladybird on March 22, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1950s,Shirts

Silk Shell Top

I made this top out of a long silk skirt I picked up at the thrift store for $2. The pattern is Simplicity 4400 from 1958, and the embroidery is from the fantastic Flickr group Hoop Love Vintage Transfers.

The top was a little billowy for my tastes, so I added vertical waist darts to give some shape :)

Silk Shell Top

Silk Shell Top
It looks good tucked in, too!

Silk Shell Top - embroidery
The embroidery is very simple – split stitch on the rose, back stitch on the leaves/stems.

As always, more pictures/info on my blog, LLADYBIRD.

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D'ellis March 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

Lovely work! How interesting that you chose to embellish with such nice embroidery. Am researching patterns for a small project, and thank you for that reference, too.


Shanna March 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

oh my gosh, thats so cute


A.J.A. March 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

Very pretty! Your embroidery is really nice! I love how the greenery has texture.


Lizzy March 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Very cute! I like embroidery


Ginny March 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Lovely work. Thanks for the flickr group link too!


Claudia March 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Very nice job. You look stunning in it.


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