Smooth Sailing Blouse, from Wearing History

by Bex on December 4, 2011 · 8 comments

in 1930s,1940s

My overall opinion – amazing! This is the blouse pattern from Smooth Sailing #1002.















 The blouse fits well (even for a bigger girl) and works for anything from a mid thirties to early forties style. It goes with every high waisted skirt and pants in my wardrobe. Plus it only takes 2 meters!

I had to deepen the arm hole, and widen the sleeve due to not having vintage-sized arms, but they were the only major modifications to the pattern I used. I added ric-rac trim, because who doesnt love ric-rac? They did love their embellishments during the forties.

Did I mention I love this pattern?

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Lauren December 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Ooh! Love your version! Rick rack, pretty fabric, white buttons- lovely!


Katherine December 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I’m completely in the love with the sleeves and your fabric choice is top notch. Great stuff!


Missy December 4, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I have this pattern! Now, I must use it. You look great!


Tracy December 5, 2011 at 4:06 am

The styling is great – a lovely blouse and the brooch and hair clip are super cute.


BoPeep December 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

Great fabric! And yes, the brooch is perfect, too. :)


Lizzy December 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm

very pretty blouse!! in fact I love all your outfit!


Evie December 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

That blouse is adorable on you, and I really like your hair like that!


Adele December 9, 2011 at 2:23 am

Stunning, gorgeous blouse, love the trims, also LOOOVE your hair and your trousers too!


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