Simplicity 1782 Misses blouse

by Sølvi on November 2, 2011 · 10 comments

in 1940s,Blouses,Dating Patterns,Vintage Sewing

This blouse did first come to life this summer, when I was browsing the excellent pattern shop Midvale Cottage for vintage patterns, and I came across Simplicity 1782. It was love at first sight!

All the pretty details on this pattern makes it truly one of a kind.  It is my first venture into the 1940´s, but it will for sure not be the last! I loved stitching this together! For a while I was a bit scared that I had cut it out too small, but it worked it-selves out by sewing further out in the seam allowance than stated in the pattern. From the description in the shop, it says mid-forties, but if anyone have more detailed information, please let me know!

40´s blouse and velvet pencil skirt

I made view no. 3, and I had fun embellish it with Czech beads on the front. I love details like this, it makes handmade garments even more unique!

Bead embellishment

Sorry for the blurry pic, but it was the best I could do in the gloomy autumnal weather…

I have teamed this top with a velvet pencil skirt I recently made (BurdaStyle 02-2011-107), but would love your suggestions for other outfit options as well!

40´s blouse and velvet pencil skirt
You can read a more detailed pattern review on my blog, delfinelise. I´ve enjoyed this venture into the 1940´s, and would love to make some more garments from this era! Until next time, happy sewing!

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Katherine November 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Your pattern is from 1946, give or take a year or so. It turned out cute! And I love your stripey tights!


Sølvi November 3, 2011 at 5:12 am

Thanks! Good to know! :-)


Evie November 3, 2011 at 8:16 am

This outfit is super cute! I love the beaded detail!


Erika November 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

Love the shape of the blouse, and the fit is perfect!


Miss Crayola Creepy November 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

Love it! Especially with the tights!


Lizzy November 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Oh!! I love it!! you did a great job!


Sølvi November 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Thanks everyone! :-)


Inkdork November 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm

This is a great look, and I love the addition of the tights! It really gives the whole thing some added zip.


Hillary November 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Super cute, Sølvi! I love the kicky peplum, and so impressed by the beading! You give it such added modern graphic interest with those tights and the richness of velvet skirt too. (chic new haircut since last I saw you also!)

I’m a fan of Midvale Cottage too- as if shopping for vintage patterns isn’t fun enough, Kathleen makes it doubly so, doesn’t she?


NightingaleJen November 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Oh, wow! The blouse (your whole outfit, really) looks fantastic.


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