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Roses Galore

Added Sep 18, 2013

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Simplicity 1692: Misses vintage 1940’s tops have darted waistline. A, B with bias-bound jewel neck has long or short puffed sleeves; kimono sleeve C, D has buttoned shoulders and jewel or scoop neck. American Sewing Guild.

I love just about everything about this classic silhouette. I have already made a previous version, and I am sure I will be using this pattern again and again. Next year, I believe I will tackle one of the short-sleeved versions.

For this version, I decided to change the sleeve for a bit of variety. Since the long-sleeves are made to fit the armscye, I traced the top of the sleeve head from the View A sleeve. Using the sleeves from Advance 5470 as a guide, I flared both sides of the sleeve so it has a nice drape and hits at the 3/4 length mark.

I added 1.5" to the length this time around to make sure the blouse stays tucked in! And since I was adding length (and the hips on this design are rather fitted) I also added some width to the bottom edge for ease of wear.

I love my new blouse. And I am so proud of myself for making more separates! That was last year’s sewing resolution, and I may be a bit behind, but I am slowly learning the benefits of the versatile separate. More skirts and blouses to come, I hope!

More photos may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

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*Bemberg rayon for underlining




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Jun 3, 2015, 06.44 PMby NoirGirl

    Such a gorgeous make! I’m especially impressed with your edit of the sleeves. Takes the pattern to a whole new level. I found your version searching for photos of the pattern made up and want to follow your example with my version!

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    Sep 21, 2013, 01.14 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    The fabric is perfect for the blouse, really the piece of art:)

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    Sep 20, 2013, 10.19 AMby alekat

    Beautiful! The placement of the print is spot on as well. I love it!

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    Sep 19, 2013, 01.48 AMby freyastark

    A lovely blouse – well done. Britex has featured you on their home page – what an accolade!

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    Sep 18, 2013, 08.00 PMby Mary Athey

    The blouse is gorgeous on you. Your fabrics gorgeous x

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    Sep 18, 2013, 07.18 PMby Karen Jackson

    Lovely. Gorgeous fabric, looks fantastic with the skirt.

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    Sep 18, 2013, 06.28 PMby Moimisie

    The blouse is stunning! Congrats on sewing more separates….

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    Sep 18, 2013, 05.30 PMby GeorgieT74

    I love the blouse. Great placement of the floral motifs.

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    Sep 18, 2013, 02.43 PMby papermothballvintage

    Pattern placement and fabric is gorgeous! Stunning!

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    Sep 18, 2013, 07.36 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Really lovely blouse! Fabric is beautiful as well :)

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    Sep 18, 2013, 03.35 AMby smallone

    this blouse is so beautiful. love the fabric and those sleeves!!!!

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