Simplicity 4139: the Blitz blouse

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A blouse from a WW2-era pattern, inspired by my interest in wartime fashion and home sewing in the UK (an interest shared by fellow bloggers Debi and Zoe).

Read about the project, and the lengths women went in wartime to be well-dressed, over at my blog.

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nancy January 14, 2010 at 8:53 am

I LOVE this blouse! Love the pattern, love the fabric choice. I'm always fascinated to see how people dealt with the hardships and shortages the war brought upon them. I've been reading about women during WWII, and have been impressed with how intrepid the women of England were. I've been tempted to play with some of the wartime "refashioning" ideas; you've inspired me now!

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Alyssa January 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I love the one big button. The whole thing is so well made up!

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Ms. B January 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

So cute! I love the button focal point!!

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tammyo January 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

so adorable! love the checked pattern.

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Twill Jill January 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Oh is that ever sharp! Wish I had the pattern. You did an excellent job. It looks very nice on you!

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Mischka January 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Oh. Wow.

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Karin January 15, 2010 at 10:10 am

Very nice! I really like the shape of the blouse, the slight puff on the shoulders, and the collar. Is it cut on the bias, or are the checks diagonal? I'll have to look at your blog :-) !

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