Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Patterns of the Past - Embroidered Orchids

This was featured in the Winter 1945-1946 issue of McCall's Needlework and Crafts. This particular pattern was not intended for kitchen or bedroom linens, but could be embroidered on a blouse or jacket to give it just a little bit of "oomph." A larger image can be downloaded from my Flickr account.


Lydia said...

Oh my goodness. I would love to have a copy of these transfers. And I don't even embroider! *Gorgeous*

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Thank you so much so the patterns!! They are lovely and I am thinking the corners of a tablecloth. Been thinking of what fabric I could use. Would love to get my hands on some Irish linen.
This is so interesting that I put the thought out yesterday about how I would like to do an embroidered tablecloth and Boom! You my dear come up with the perfect pattern.. .and I drop by for a visit! ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Jitterbug said...

How apropos for the '40s! A lovely, long-lasting substitute for the orchid corsages that were so popular at that time.