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1950’s Style Print Blouse

August 9, 2012

I finally got round to making a blouse from this darling Style Print pattern which I picked up over a year ago.

The difficult part of the project wasn’t sewing it up, it was deciding which option to go for.  In the end, I went for View B: a buttoned front, short sleeves and lovely 1950’s collar detail.

I used a linen mix polka dot fabric which had quite a bit of drape and stretch to it. Consequently the blouse sewed up quite large, even though it was only a 34 bust. View B isn’t supposed to have any darts, but I added two sets of darts to the back and one set to the front to give it more shape. The final fit is absolutely fine and I finished it off with some vintage shell buttons. It’s a great shape to wear – I’m so pleased with it.
It’s the first time I’ve used a Style Print pattern and the clear directions and sturdy pattern paper were a delight.  I’ll definitely be looking out for more of them.  More photos and construction details on my blog Handmade Jane. x
  1. I like it. Perhaps in the future you might prefer more buttons. Usually the first button to be laid out is the one at the bust line, with others distributed below and above. That being said I like your workmanship and style choice. I would wear the heck out of a summer blouse like that 🙂

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