This look was very popular in the 1980s for young women working in theatre and the arts, as I remember. They were never to be separated from the little over the body bag, as it held their fags and lighter and a knockout red lipstick!
Creating a bird with shibori stitch resist. This little wren has been constructed from mainly ori nui and maki age shibori stitches. The eye from overstitch embroidery stitches densely stitched. The top photo shows the various stitches before the fabric is pulled up and dyed. All a little bit fiddly on the fingers but worth it. Townhill Studio will publish a detailed blog on creating birds.