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.