This camisole started its (2nd) life on the discarded underwear (ew) rack at the thrift store. I've been drawn to feminine, romantic clothes lately, so I decided to rescue it. When I bought it (for 99 cents), it was an ivory color. Inspired by various etsy sellers who recon vintage slips and camisoles, I dyed it this lovely dusty blue. Then I embroidered on the little sparrow and added the buttons and ribbon.
Cami on me:
Cami on a hanger, with slightly better lighting (I'm sorry that this isn't flipped - for some reason it won't rotate without distorting the image):
Detail of embroidery. It is one of Aunt Martha's "Birds for Various Uses" patterns (slightly modified). I wanted it to be delicate, so I used stem stitch pretty much everwhere, with a single strand of navy blue floss.
Detail of vintage mother-of-pearl buttons. I adore mismatched buttons (again, I'm getting that weird image distortion. Grrr!):
I'm so in love with this shirt - it might be my favorite thing I've ever made. Thanks for letting me share!