A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid
I've had this beautiful blouse since I was a child. It was given to my aunt, along with several other wonderful garments, by her weatlthy employer who no longer wore them but thought I might like them for playing "dress up." My little friends and I enjoyed them for years, not realizing what we had. Unfortunately, not many pieces survived our play, but I know they inspired me and helped to instill my love of beautifully made clothes.
|The blouse has a self belt on the inside that closes with a hook and eye. Ties at the sides also bring it in at the waist, while maintaining a loose look.|
The soutache is applied to the silk with stitches along one edge, so the braid stands on end.
Posted on Feb 12th, 2013 in sewing, design, embellishments, embroidery, hand stitching, vintage details