modern thirties

Added Feb 7, 2011

by elegantmusings

Virginia, Virgin...

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Description

My 35th project addition to BurdaStyle! :)

I made this blouse over several evenings the past week, using Tasia’s new Pendrell pattern as a base. The blouse pattern is a basic, princess-seam style designed with pear-shaped gals in mind (narrower bust and wider hip proportionately), and I have been dying to make it since she released the pattern late last year. I also found a little snippet of inspiration in one of my favorite 30s fashion history books, of a little scalloped collar with a solid-color inset like this. So armed with the Pendrell pattern and the collar inspiration, I decided to make myself a little early Spring blouse! The pattern was modified only so far as concerns the neckline (lowering and creating a gently-rounded v-shape) and drafting the collar (just a basic Peter Pan style that I divided into the two sections and added scallops to the outer one). The main fabric is a lovely cotton lawn print that I picked up last year, while the inset and bow is a scrap of cotton lawn I had in my stash. I really love how the finished blouse looks—and it’s perfect for spring! The final fit is great as well; this is the first blouse I’ve ever made that I didn’t have to radically alter the bustline to fit! Yay!

Read more about the pattern and project on my blog .

Material Notes

cotton lawn

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Apr 13, 2013, 01.17 PMby mixtlii

    Hi, I loved your blouse so much that I made a copy… I hope that’s ok! You can see it here: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/strawberry-please?all_images=1#project-shot-all Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Mar 13, 2011, 11.34 AMby Arian Soltani

    wonderful

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    Feb 25, 2011, 09.20 AMby corlina

    Simply gorgeous!!!

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    Feb 15, 2011, 10.50 PMby tasallison

    wonderful and very flattering….the little bit of cream for the inset sets off the fabric perfectly.

    you’ve always got the most interesting and well constructed projects Casey!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 10.50 PMby aluckmann

    I already told you how much I love this blouse on your blog, but really, it is so beautiful you need to be told again. I love your work – such beauty!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 01.24 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    gosh, once again i want to jump through the portal of the internet, into your home, steal your talent and then rumadge through your amazing wardrobe. thank you for continuously making the most gorgous and drool worthy pieces :)

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    Feb 9, 2011, 06.27 AMby missymellie

    absolutely beautiful! the collar is adorable and the fabric is stunning!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 04.01 PMby iroiro

    Casey, this is just gorgeous! I love the sailor style collar with scalloping – how did you get it so perfect?!! So pretty :)

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      Feb 8, 2011, 09.45 PMby elegantmusings

      Aw, thank you so much! :) As for the collar… lots and lots of pressing!!! That and carefully measuring before I drew out all the scallops for the pattern. But pressing was the most important. ;)
      ♥ Casey

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    Feb 8, 2011, 07.36 AMby topsi89

    Super cute. Looks great!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 07.09 AMby gillthecat

    very elegant and demure, words i would like to apply to myself, but dont as a rule !!! you DO pick some natty looks i made a couple of the 1940s swing dress because i saw your versions of it, so thanks for the inspiration,, now if i could just get those victory rolls off pat,, any tips on the coiffure ???

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      Feb 8, 2011, 11.47 AMby elegantmusings

      Thank you ever so much! :) I have a bunch of video tutorials that you can find on my “tutorials” page (scroll to the bottom) on my blog. This style is a combination of the 40s braided headband video and the 60s chignon style. ;)
      ♥ Casey

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    Feb 8, 2011, 05.34 AMby elisana

    ohhhh!!! adorable!!!!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 11.00 PMby sarsaparilla

    I already commented on your blog, but I have to tell you again how much I am in love with this blouse! Very beautiful :)

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      Feb 8, 2011, 11.48 AMby elegantmusings

      Aw… thank you so much again for all the lovely comments about this!!! :)
      ♥ Casey

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    Feb 7, 2011, 09.31 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Beautiful. :)

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    Feb 7, 2011, 08.51 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    such a sweet outfeet.looks great!!!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 08.29 PMby carolinesj

    Totally gorgeous. Love the colour and the scallops!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 11.48 AMby elegantmusings

      Thank you so much! :)
      ♥ Casey

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    Feb 7, 2011, 06.03 PMby thefabledneedle

    The most adorable blouse ever!! Oh my, I love it so much. Reminds me of those dresses I covet from the Sears catalog book from the 1930s.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 11.48 AMby elegantmusings

      Thanks so much, Jen! :)
      ♥ Casey

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    Feb 7, 2011, 05.10 PMby apfelbluete

    Dear Casey,your blouse is just amazing! I like your attention to detail. You have been beautifully finished the collar. However, I like the original pattern absolutely not. Also a special praise for the choice of fabric

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      Feb 8, 2011, 11.49 AMby elegantmusings

      Thank you so much! ;)
      ♥ Casey

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    Feb 7, 2011, 05.04 PMby nellyvdb

    I really like your new top, excellent job!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.09 PMby tamezdc

    Great job, as usual. Love the color and the collar.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.02 PMby woman

    ohhh soooo gorgeouss! swoon

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    Feb 7, 2011, 03.46 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Casey, this is beautiful…you could even add a dickey if you ever wanted more coverage or a cute little bolero jacket (knitted, sewn or crocheted). I think this would be pretty in a Liberty of London print too (which I love sew much that I hope that they eventually develop a Liberty Fabrics iPhone app).

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      Feb 8, 2011, 11.49 AMby elegantmusings

      Thank you! :) Liberty lawn would be dreamy… I always drool over the website swatches! ;)
      ♥ Casey

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    Feb 7, 2011, 03.44 PMby sew4my3

    Wow! This blouse has smart lines, excellently finished, cool and comfortable fabrics. Really this could be a garment you can wear with confidence! Stunning!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 11.50 AMby elegantmusings

      Thank you ever so much! :)
      ♥ Casey

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    Feb 7, 2011, 01.25 PMby becia

    Great look, and your elegant beauty goes perfectly with this style :)

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