advance 7837: ready for my date at the flamingo

by puu on January 3, 2012 · 7 comments

in 1950s,Shirts

Pattern Description (Advance 7837):
Front-button shirtwaist blouse has deep V-neckline and spread wing collar. Armhole has deep shoulder and is slightly deeper at underarm. Darts at bust and torso. Version 1 has 3/4 length sleeve with soft folds, finished with wide buttoned cuff. Version 2 has short sleeve, also with soft folds and buttoned cuff. Your choice of fabric makes the blouse…for daytime or late-day wear.

Pattern Sizing:
sz 14/34B

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
the wing collar with the classic shirtwaist look, and the sleeves are adorable.

Fabric Used:
liberty of london tana lawn “mike” from purl soho

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
none.  i just re-drew the sizing based on my moulage.

it’s obviously retro and still a classic, i bet it is great for all kinds of fabric.  this one will be sticking around.  the construction was simple and breezy, with a fold-over facing and easy-to-attach collar.

gotta go get ready for my date with archie goodwin now….

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Katherine January 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I must have that fabric!


puu January 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm

it’s current for this season…



Pimpinett January 4, 2012 at 7:23 am

Oh, I love a good shirtwaist. Very pretty!


A.J.A. January 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

The fabric is very cool and unexpected, and I am a total sucker for a wing collar…the bigger the better. It would be just as great with a pair of jeans- this looks like a versatile wardrobe staple. Nice work!


Nathalie January 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

What fabulous fabric and it works really well with that pattern. Love the shirt!


puu January 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

AJA – i am definitely looking forward to pairing this with a great pair of jeans. i agree, i think it would work great.

everyone else- thanks :-)


Tina Sutherland January 8, 2012 at 3:12 am

Fabulous use of such a great fabric…you’ll wear this for years and still get compliments!


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