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Smooth Sailing Blouse, from Wearing History

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?

About the author: A vintage obsessed, rockabilly femme living in Sydney, Australia. I hoard vintage knitting and sewing patterns, and shoes. So many shoes. My favourite era is the late 1930s- early 1940s.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Lauren December 4, 2011, 8:53 pm

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

  • Katherine December 4, 2011, 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, 11:07 pm

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

  • Tracy December 5, 2011, 4:06 am

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

  • BoPeep December 5, 2011, 10:24 am

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

  • Lizzy December 5, 2011, 1:14 pm

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

  • Evie December 6, 2011, 1:09 pm

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

  • Adele December 9, 2011, 2:23 am

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

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