Kimono Wrap Top

by Handmade Jane on March 5, 2012 · 5 comments

in 1950s,Blouses,Vintage Sewing

This is the second time I’ve made up this pattern – Advance 7701 from the 1950′s.  It was the first vintage pattern I bought, and the first one I sewed, so it was great to come back to it. I used a wool mix fabric which has a fair bit of stretch – this came in very handy for wrapping the top around my not-quite- 1950′s-sized waist!

Verdict? I really love it – the  colour, the kimono sleeves, the vintage look of it and the cosy, cosy feel of the wool mix.  I know I’m going to wear this a lot.  More details and pictures can be found on my blog, Handmade Jane. 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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BanjerGal March 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

This looks well crafted and your colour selection is great! You look fab in it!


Katherine March 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Lovely top, and you’ve reminded me how much I want a pair of those pants.


Audrey/Aukje March 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Wow! That suits you really good. I really like the draped wrap.


Shanni March 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

cute cute cute!! Looks so good with those pants! I want the whole outfit!


Megan September 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

I absolutely LOVE those pants. Good god, I am having a major pants envy moment!!!


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