Added Dec 27, 2011
This blouse was a bit of a chore, I will be honest, but I do like the end result. The blouse is a vintage pattern, Butterick 8097, from 1957. The skirt is from Simplicity 3688, a reproduction pattern from the 40’s. The skirt is unbelievably simple to put together, the blouse, not so much.
I named it the Sleep No More Skirt because I was inspired by seeing Sleep No More to make a severe but elegant 40’s style skirt. I made no adjustments, but I will be making this skirt again, maybe in linen for summer, I love the fit! It glides right over the hips and rear and smoothly flares around the knees. I love it.
The blouse turned out better then my bitching might imply, but I’m still not in love with it. It was fussy and ate up fabric like a starving man at a feast. I was very excited to make it, because I thought it would be my new go-to pattern for well tailored vintage style blouses. Now I don’t know if I will ever make this pattern again, it frustrated me to no end. But I don’t believe in UFOs, I simply have to finish what I start. So here we are. Disgruntled, but triumphant. Story of my life….
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