Good afternoon. Just wanted to stop by and show off my new blouse made from a pair of vintage curtains. I bought the curtains from Portobello Road Market in London, along with the vintage buttons which are a perfect match. The pattern is a modern one (Megan Nielsen’s Banksia blouse) but definitely has a vintage look to it.
The fit could be better, but that’s my own fault for not making a muslin first. For a first attempt at this pattern, I’m more than happy. It’s not a particularly fitted style, so on me it looks best tucked in. It seems to look good with a high waisted skirt and I’m planning to wear it with some 1940′s high waisted trousers soon too. Not a bad result from a a pair of old curtains!
More photos and construction details can be found on my blog, Handmade Jane. Thanks for reading! x