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plaid skirt and 1940s style blouse

Added Apr 8, 2010

by Zyanya Walker

Sydney, Australia






This is a plaid hight waisted skirt with the main colour being a neat purple. there is a pretty button on the back. I created a tab for the button hole as the zip was too short and did not feel like adding a waistband, i think its better like that.
the blouse is based off 1940s style patterns. I sketched and then drafted it myself. overall im happy with the blouse but next time i need to make myself a better fitting sleeve sloper. the arm holes and sleeves just didnt match up right. they were meant to be gathered on the shoulders but this didnt work out which is probably a good thing because i think the shirt would have ended up too puffy. Also, if i made this again i wouldn’t use so many buttons, while they look good they are unnecessary and are annoying to do up and take off! when i bought these fabrics i immediately knew they had to go together in an outfit like this. i think the colours work rather well together.
people say it looks like a school uniform.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Mar 30, 2011, 12.41 PMby kylieburrowes

    i LOVE your whole outfit. you did a nice job of constructing the blouse pattern. it looks great on you!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 01.41 PMby sunspot

    Really love this cute top! Looks great on you.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 01.19 AMby jacquelynt

    That BLOUSE!!

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    Apr 9, 2010, 04.59 AMby amberdawn

    I absolutely love this blouse! Thankyou for inspiring me

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    Apr 9, 2010, 01.53 AMby jellybean

    Ooh, I love your blouse, I love the romantic look of the 40s. The tab for the button was a great solution for the too-short zip – it looks cute like that. ;-)

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    Apr 8, 2010, 06.15 PMby cbsheff

    Beautiful work. The blouse is very elegent and the purple plaid is adorable. Thank you for the ideas.

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    Apr 8, 2010, 05.29 PMby bkinson

    The blouse is beautiful- so vintage looking. And both pieces work so well. Love it:)

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    Apr 8, 2010, 02.26 PMby fabricaddict

    So cute! You look great, I just love that blouse!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 11.14 AMby nellekejasmijn

    oooh…I envy you for owning that lovely blouse.. Maybe I’ll have to try and make one myself.. It looks great on you!

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