I was a little kid in the 70's when it was ok to wear big knitted or crocheted outfits or heavily embroidered stuff. Not that I don't now--I've just toned it all down (a lot). Here is a shirt that mom made for me back then. It's light blue with eyelet trim, and she hand embroidered Holly Hobby on the back. I have to wonder if she found the pattern and liked it or what. I had never heard of Holly Hobby and still don't actually know who this character was.
The shirt is neat though. Look at this next photo. The satin stitich is excellent. The French knots perfect. The outline stitch exact. She certainly could embroider that mom of mine.