Added Oct 18, 2011
Well we do, don’t we?
The pattern is actually for a dress, but I’d bought the dotty fabric so I could make a blouse (because it’s dotty fabric and it had to be a blouse and I didn’t yet have one) and when I was rummaging through my pattern drawer looking for something to use I came across this and knew it was just right. The pattern is Anne Adams 4768, dated some time in the 1940s. I had to lengthen the bodice to make it a blouse, and I’m pretty happy with my efforts. I decided to not extend the darts any further, so the blouse has a noticeable slight flare below the waist.
The scalloped front and arms were a bit frustrating to do – not sewing the curves, but getting them to sit neatly as curves when they were turned right way out – the sleeves are fully lined, the scalloped bodice is lined to just past the buttons. Getting the scallops to be neatly shaped involved lots of poking with fingers, pinning, and pressing to get right.
The photos were taken by the lovely Passiona Cottee at the Love Vintage fair in Sydney on October 15. Worn with my Sea Power Skirt. I think I was the brightest person there in my rainbow outfit!
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