Forties-inspired blouse

by somethingsihavemade on July 12, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1940s,Blouses,Pattern Drafting,Shirts,Vintage Sewing

Hi all!  I have been working on the perfect 1940s-inspired casual blouse pattern for quite a while, and I think I’ve cracked it.



Strong shoulders, convertible collar, and short wide sleeves that you can roll up easily–perfect.  I even found a way to get the yoke to act as a sort of dummy collar stand in front, eliminating the need for a facing.  This shirt makes me feel like I’m working in a munitions factory, or at least the Women’s Land Army.



More pics & construction details over at my blog, Some Things I Have Made!

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Lizzy July 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Nice! it really looks like a 40′s one


Housewife Betty July 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm

This is so cute! It would look awesome with high waisted sailor type shorts, maybe in red.


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