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Candy Stripe 70's blouse

Added Apr 21, 2013

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






This is a cute 1975 pattern (Style 1429) that I picked up at the charity shop for just 20p! Daughter no2 chose the short sleeve version and I found this ex-Paul Smith stripe stretch cotton in my stash. It was just as well Daughter no2 had chosen the short sleeved version, as there wasn’t much of this stripe left. I couldn’t match the stripes at the shoulders and ended up cutting the collar with, rather than against the stripe just to get it all in. The buttons were from my stash too, so this was the ultimate stash-busting blouse! I haven’t changed any seams or style lines, all we have done is turn up the deep hem of the sleeve to create a cuff. I used flat fell seams throughout, fine sheer fusible interfacing from Gill Arnold and I double turned the hem.

Material Notes

Stretch cotton stripe, ex-Paul Smith.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Apr 24, 2013, 02.23 AMby Rosemarie Athas

    Great job. Lovely shirt.

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    Apr 22, 2013, 05.47 PMby cathysews

    It’s so cute.

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    Apr 21, 2013, 05.33 PMby Irina Schwab

    I love your retro look shirt, It is now so much in! I was looking for a plain short sleeve shirt pattern, and in the end I settled for a Burda style one published about 3 years ago. The 11 buttons and grosgrain ribbon put me off a little bit. I think I will look for something similar. You did a great job!

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      Apr 21, 2013, 10.11 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks so much! I agree with lots of buttonholes putting you off, it gets tedious after 5! :D

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