A “Poncho” Wrap Top from 1946

by Lauren on July 6, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1940s,Blouses,Vintage Sewing

I just finished up this little wrap top from a pattern from 1946.  I used Simplicity 1867, a vintage pattern, and used view 5.

I just barely got this pattern cut out from my fabrics- it was meant to be from one fabric and a trim originally, but a little creative cutting (aka “cheating”), and I got it to fit!  I added the fun rick rack trim to the edges of my contrast fabric.  Both of the fabrics were purchased from Joann Fabrics and Crafts.

It was a fun little pattern and I can really see myself making more of these in the future, especially from the other versions in the pattern. If you want to read more about my project you can find it here on my blog.



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I love historical and vintage fashion and love creating clothing from the past. When I'm not sewing for myself I love to be creative in other ways, watch old movies, and spend time with my husband our two kitties.

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Jen July 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Oh my goodness, that is SO cute and happy! And the rick-rack…love. Really, altogether…I just love it! The stripes, the rick rack, the flower print…this is darling. It’s like a wearable party!


Angela W. July 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Absolutely adorable!


rockabillykitten July 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I think that is so cute. And perfect for the fourth of July season. I love version 2 of this pattern.


Le N'aiguillon July 7, 2012 at 12:49 am



LadyD July 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

What a lovely top. It looks like its got potential to be a staple pattern.


EmSewCrazy July 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Very sharp!! Looks like you will have fun wearing it!


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