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"Switchabout" Blouse 1950

Added Dec 30, 2011

by apfelbluete

Duesseldorf, Ger...






I’ve seen this pattern in the internet, but they are not available anymore to purchase.
So, I did an experiment.
This blouse is so simple that it is finished in 1h only. It has only two seams and a cummerbund.
The blouse can be worn 2 ways to tie-front or turned back …

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jan 1, 2012, 12.42 PMby A Sewing Architect

    This blouse is fantastic!!

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    Jan 1, 2012, 11.24 AMby strickmeise

    wonderful little thing with a puzzling pattern! I saw the russian website where people are discussing this top, but you got it!. I’ll try to find out, too ;)

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    Jan 1, 2012, 02.36 AMby servareginae

    Very pretty blouse and skirt.

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    Dec 31, 2011, 04.37 PMby tessi

    Amazing as usual! I always enjoy seeing your creations! Happy New Year!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 03.55 PMby sala22

    Thank you for sharing! Wonderful outfit!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 05.28 AMby ronnielee

    i love your variation on this pattern!I had bid on this pattern but was pipped at the post! I can see it is quite simple pattern/construction. Will make mental note for future new blouse once I stop making all of these damn dresses!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 04.29 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Neat shirt, but great skirt!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 12.56 AMby urbandon

    Beautiful outfit all round. So stylish!

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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.27 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you:-)
      Happy New Year and I wish you much inspiration and a lot of great projects for the coming year!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 11.54 PMby deChez

    Very cute, and clever. Thanks for posting the pattern!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 09.29 PMby Testosterone

    The blouse is an impressive design, but THAT SKIRT!!!

    Wow! Charming, alluring, and it showcases your legs beautifully.

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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.36 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much:-)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 09.22 PMby applesofavalon

    Adorable outfit!

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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.35 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much.-)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 09.18 PMby LadyDanburry


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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.29 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much!:-)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 08.52 PMby shkoober

    Kudos! Another lovely piece! Will you be adding the pattern or tutorial?

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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.32 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much:-)
      no,I will make no pattern in the near future ..

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    Dec 30, 2011, 08.30 PMby luisa59

    Liebe Apfelbluete!

    Das ist ja wieder mal ein besonderes Stueck,super gestylt, sogar mit einer 50 iger-Jahr Frisur,du bist einfach eine Frau mit Klasse und dazu so handfertig.L:G: LUISA

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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.34 PMby apfelbluete

      Danke sehr:-) ich versuche möglichst den Zeitgeist zu treffen und zu spiegeln. ich freue mich jedes mal,wenn mir das gelingt..

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    Dec 30, 2011, 07.26 PMby irmchen

    I adore this look! Can’t believe this is a simple one piece pattern – just stunning!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 06.53 PMby reliablechef

    Fun! nice work.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 06.01 PMby tirrs

    lovely! nice that you can were it 2 ways!! and the skirt is lovely to, especially with the petticoat.

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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.34 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you:-)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 05.44 PMby Dibii

    Wonderful pattern and looks great on you!!!

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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.35 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much:-)

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      Dec 31, 2011, 04.35 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much:-)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 05.41 PMby suribabe

    Both lovely.. The skirt is a classic and a head turner.. I love it.. I love your work so I hope you dont mind that I’ve added you as a friend. I’m going to follow your work :)

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      Dec 30, 2011, 06.36 PMby apfelbluete

      It’s my pleasure:-)

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    Dec 30, 2011, 05.12 PMby bellamabella

    the combo of the skirt and shirt looks amazing. great job

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    Dec 30, 2011, 05.03 PMby bellamabella

    love it, but THE SKIRT…omg….to die for!

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      Dec 30, 2011, 05.09 PMby apfelbluete

      I sewed this skirt a long time ago and worn it with other creations.
      Now I must make a new cuff, because I’ve become thinner.
      The skirt looks so great, because petticoat is always great :-)

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