Saturday, May 24, 2014

Patterns From The Past: Butterick 3551 And Lori's Embroidery

Today's pattern is an embroidery transfer pattern from the 1970's, with model Bonnie Lysohir on the front.
I found it at a thrift store, and when I showed it to Lori, she said from across the room ,
 "Oh, I had that one.
 Does it have a palm tree on it?".
Why, yes - yes, it does.
 You can see it on the young man's jeans, above.
 And also here:
She had done the palm tree design in embroidery on the back of a long-sleeved denim shirt back in the seventies.
I had borrowed some shoes from her while I was at her house, and when I went to put them back into her closet (she was no longer home at that point), I saw the shirt hanging in her closet!
 So I took this picture to share with you:
Pretty, isn't it?
Here is the back of the pattern - the one I found:
I think Lori still has hers, too.
I think it's pretty cool that she still has the shirt.
I embroidered the back of a denim shirt back around the same time. I showed you the iris I did back in this post.
My shirt was worn until it literally fell apart.
But I saved my embroidery - I worked hard on that!


Tina Dawn said...

I love that you found her shirt! I embroidered on jeans and later they became cutoffs and I wore those out also. I still have the embroidery somewhere too! Mine were my own designs, a mushroom is the only one I remember. Enjoyed this post. Love T

GSGreatEscaper said...

I believe that somewhere in a closet I have a chambray denim shirt embroidered from this pattern by a pal of my mother's for her son. She gave it to me back in the '80s! I wore it and so did DH in the early '90s...