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Beet Blouse

Added Apr 28, 2011

by margaretchan...

Charleston, Sout...






I purchased this beet (or radish!) printed fabric from the 1940s on Etsy several months back, and saved it until I found the perfect pattern for it. Is this it? Doesn’t matter now, I’ve already made it!
I subbed a little loop-and-button for the ties. The button is a little cluster of beets, also from the ’40s! Sew darling.
The pattern I used is from the ’70s, Simplicity 8262, which I am selling in my Etsy shop. I had a little trouble getting the v-cut neck to keep a good point once I flipped the facing toward the inside. Does anyone have any tips for that? Fusible interfacing, maybe?
Photo credits go, again, to Jenima at Sewcial:

Material Notes

Dobby cotton fabric from the ’40s, plastic button from the ’40s




Garment Type

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    Apr 29, 2011, 02.28 PMby wackyblonde

    I made this blouse back in the 70’s for a HS sewing project. Love the beet print.

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      Apr 29, 2011, 06.42 PMby margaretchandler

      Hee, that’s so great, I love hearing when other people have used the unusual patterns I find!

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    Apr 29, 2011, 06.37 AMby loulourosa

    This fabric is so funny! It works very well for this blouse, fresh and summery!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 10.33 PMby knapsu

    oh i love the print!! i neeed the print : )

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    Apr 28, 2011, 09.00 PMby samkertz

    I LOVE this, the fabric is beautiful!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 07.01 PMby mountainhoney

    I have made that shirt! For the V part in the front I made the right and left sides two different pieces. I used a striped fabric that was cut on the bias because I wanted to have a chevron effect. Check out my projects to see the end result.

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      Apr 28, 2011, 07.56 PMby margaretchandler

      Ohhh, so just extend the split down the whole yoke. Racy! ;) I love that you’ve made it too.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.13 PMby ali0423

    This is adorable!! Love the pattern and fabric.

    I just posted on your blog too.

    Have a good day!!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 05.22 PMby bennomusik

    What perfect fabric!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 04.59 PMby fabricaddict

    It’s really lovely!!! those beets are pretty cool and I love the pattern you used – yes it was the perfect one!

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