1950’s Roobeedoo Top


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

• Meet the Author • Handmade Jane

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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8 comments… add one

  • LOVE this! Great job.

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

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

  • Super flattering – nice work :D

  • TO CUTE!!!!

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

  • Just smashing:)

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


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