A 40's Blouse

Added May 10, 2012

by leahfranqui

Philadelphia, Pe...

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Description

I made this Simplicity 4608 vintage 1940’s blouse as part of Colette Patterns Spring/Summer 2012 Palette Challenge. I used vintage cotton shirting I found in my grandfather’s attic and buttons from a stash I got from a hoarder. So it was a remarkably thrifty blouse, all things considered!

The construction was relatively simple, all things considered, though blouses always involve lots of pieces. No darts, but a lot of tucks and gathers to create a loose blousy fit. I like it! Very comfortable.

In the future, though, I would shorten the sleeves. They are a trifle long, truth be told.

More on my blog!
http://strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/the-faded-photograph-blouse-mmm-day-6/

Material Notes

Cotton shirting, plastic buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    May 10, 2012, 08.17 PMby kihli

    Wow! How can you be so fast? You seem to make a new garment every day! And they all look so nice, I love the blouse and I think it is one of the best garments you made!

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      May 11, 2012, 03.41 AMby leahfranqui

      Oh, thank you! Ha, I don’t sew this fast, I just save things up and then photograph and post them all at once. But I do think this blouse is very nice, and it’s certainly one of the best things I’ve made so far!

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