Vintage Sewing

Bangin’ Butterfly Blouse

September 23, 2008

I knew there was a reason I love fashion from the 30’s and 40’s! The garment cuts are so flattering! This simple wrap blouse (that I know is hard to see due to the fabric pattern) is another pattern from Decades of Style pattern company. The 1930’s Butterfly Blouse and it will be made again and again! I can’t believe this is only 3 (pattern) pieces! I did not follow the recommended fabrics and paid the frustration price. In future I will use drapey fabrics that can hold a crease. Like silk or rayon. I used a 100% polyester that has great weight and drape but was difficult to work with and required a lot of pinning to hold it in place while I sewed it. I actually almost melted a hole in it with my iron trying to get some semblance of a crease to happen! I started this a couple weeks ago and finished it September 22, 2008.

  1. I just checked out Decades of style. I think I need to buy that pattern. Thank you for the inspiration! Rubydarling

  2. Good to see that pattern made up, and worn in a contemporary way. It does look wonderful on you – and comfortable, and sophisticated! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. You look lovely! Nice work. The butterfly blouse is one of my very favorite patterns. I have made it twice already, have material for a third, and wouldn’t mind making one for every day of the week. I have reviewed the pattern on sewingpatternreview.com and I think you should as well. I also posted the review on my blog here http://sincerelyyours-kate.blogspot.com/2008/09/1930s-butterfly-blouse-pattern-review.html. Decades of Style is an amazing pattern company because they offering sizing from tiny through extra large, so all women can enjoy the vintage styles.

    Good work!

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