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1940s blouse - Sew for Victory

Added Mar 28, 2013

by alicewang

Surrey, United K...






My participation in the Sew for Victory challenge hosted by Lucky Lucille.

I made a fitted blouse from Simplicity 2343 from 1948, with a lovely Liberty cotton lawn kindly gifted to my from katycarp (see her stunning dress here) and some contrasting green fabric for the Peter Pan collar. It had lots of darts and tucks, and buttons down the back.

I spent quite a bit of time altering the pattern, as the initial fit on my toile was not good! In the end I was happy with what I ended up with. I am planning on wearing it on many occasions!

For more pictures please visit Moonbeam

Material Notes

Liberty pale floral print cotton lawn, contrasting green polycotton for collar, buttons


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 1, 2013, 08.49 AMby kess

    Beautiful! The fabric is great! I thought it was underlined lace at first, it looks so delicate! the peter pan collar is adorable

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    Mar 29, 2013, 07.55 PMby dvinare

    Looks like real blouse from 50’ties and you look very nice;)

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    Mar 29, 2013, 06.21 PMby mkonieczki

    I made this pattern at the beginning of the year and LOVE it. It’s one of my favorites! Your version of the blouse looks fantastic!

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    Mar 29, 2013, 05.42 AMby chichil

    This is a very cute blouse and the fit is spot on!

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    Mar 28, 2013, 10.58 PMby loisvolk

    What beautiful blouse! I love peter pan collars!

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    Mar 28, 2013, 10.40 PMby liliv-1

    very nice blouse, simple and elegant

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    Mar 28, 2013, 08.04 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely and the patterns fab x

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