1950′s Roobeedoo Top

by Handmade Jane on January 27, 2012 · 8 comments

in Vintage Sewing


This is my version of McCall 6245, a button back blouse from the early 1950′s.  It’s called the Roobeedoo Top because fellow blogger Roobeedoo very generously let me borrow the pattern when I couldn’t get hold of it.  I used a modern Liberty print fabric with a mid-century geometric pattern.

It was very straight forward to sew and by an absolute fluke, the original size 36 bust pattern fitted me straight off, I didn’t have to make any adjustments.  I absolutely love the curvy shape this top gives you through the clever placement of contour darts and the pretty keyhole neckline.

More information and photos on my blog – Handmade Jane.  Have a great weekend everybody. x

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I've been sewing for two years and am now at the stage where I make most of my own clothes. I love vintage style, vintage fabric and, most importantly, vintage sewing patterns! I'm influenced by most styles from the late 1930's to the early 1960's but if I had to choose the decade that most captures my imagination, it would have to be the 1940's. Looking forward to sharing more of my finished garments with you. x

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PepperReed January 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

LOVE this! Great job.


Sue January 27, 2012 at 8:52 am

Very cute – love that fabric!
The pattern definitely reminds me of Colette’s Sencha.


Lizzy January 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Oh! I love it! both the pattern and the fabric


Katherine January 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Super flattering – nice work :D


jewels January 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm



learningnewtricks January 28, 2012 at 3:11 am

Super cute! Love the print and how it looks on you.


jax black January 28, 2012 at 7:03 am

Just smashing:)


Jessamyn January 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Such a smart fabric choice! And I mean that in both senses – intelligent, and chic!


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