Vintage Simplicity 4372 - Sleeveless Blouse

Added Jul 10, 2013

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...

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Description

This cute blouse has been handmade from a vintage Simplicty pattern dated to 1953.

The fabric is a soft cotton lawn with a tiny blue floral print. The construction of the blouse is as it would have been when made in the 1950’s. The seams are pinked, the hem double turned & hand stitched in place, the armholes edged with self-bias & hand stitched. The buttons for this blouse are also vintage.

The blouse features double dart-tucks in the front and back, creating a fitted area over the hip and upto the waist, releasing the fabric to give that classic 50’s “poufe” over the skirt waistband. Gathers from the forward shoulder seam add fullness over the bust area & the high neckline is finished with a small Peter Pan collar.

The blouse measures 23" or 58.5cm from the nape (back of neck) to the hem.

You can buy this blouse from my Etsy shop, Mercury Handmade

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By Anne Wagenhauser at Mercury Handmade on Etsy

Material Notes

Cotton Lawn

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Jul 12, 2013, 02.01 PMby chased-away

    Very nice! I like those tucks/gathers at the front and the fabric you used. Also, it’s cool how you finished the blouse 50’s style :)

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      Jul 12, 2013, 06.46 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks! I really wanted to make it like it would have been, so followed all the instructions exactly – I almost made bound buttonholes… Next time! :)

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