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Un-locked Blouse

Added Apr 13, 2013

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






I bought this pattern at Sydney’s bi-annual Love Vintage fabric and fashion fair. It was a little more pricey than I planned to pay for a single pattern, but that neckline was too nice to pass up, and the tied front is lovely, too. I found the fabric at a market for $2 about a year ago, and lad been waiting for the right vintagey top to make with it. The fabric is very soft so it drapes beautifully as well.
The blouse was very easy to make – it’s one large piece, one facing, and four pieces for the ties. No shoulder seams, no sleeves to set, and the hem is just finished with bias binding. One of the simplest tops I’ve ever made!

Material Notes

1 metre cotton




Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 15, 2013, 03.45 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    A simple pattern but what gorgeous effects! One question – does the front bodice under the bow sit nicely, or does it move around and start creasing as you progress through the day? I’m inspired!

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      Apr 15, 2013, 12.57 PMby pambox

      It does move around a bit, so I did have to smooth it out every so often, but the fabric is soft enough that it doesn’t really crease.

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    Apr 13, 2013, 06.16 PMby step-van-b

    Lovely blouse, very nice combination of pattern and fabric :)

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    Apr 13, 2013, 10.03 AMby Mary Athey

    its lovely and i adore the neckline, what pattern was it you used x

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      Apr 13, 2013, 10.55 AMby pambox

      Oh, I forgot to add it! It’s Anne Adams 4565, from the 1940s

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