1950s | Shirts

Embroidered Silk Top

March 22, 2012

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.

  1. 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.

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