40s Blouse and skirt

by Anthea on January 13, 2013 · 12 comments

in 1940s,Blouses,Pattern Drafting,Skirts

Hello! It’s been a while since I blogged here for the last time. But I finally finished something to share here!

I made a blouse from Simplicity pattern 3638 view 1. The skirt is a try out. I drafted the pattern myself using Simplicity 4828 as inspiration. I’m not completely satisfied yet, but I still like it and learned a lot of making the skirt. The depth of the pleats could be a bit bigger, I think that way the pleats are falling better.

Here are some pics of me wearing the blouse and skirt:

  And here is the outfit on a dress form, you can see that the back of the skirt has no pleats but a button placket. The buttons are covered with the same fabric as the skirt.

 Well, I hope you like it!

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gildasglove January 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

Great work! Very cute. The blouse is even prettier in real life than the pattern picture.


Morgan January 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

They both look great! I especially like the blouse!


Tessa January 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Oh, that’s looks lovely on you! The ensemble is pitch perfect. Do the buttons bother you when you sit down?


Adele January 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm

The outfit looks really smart and professional.


Anthea January 14, 2013 at 3:55 am

Thank you ladies, I love your comments!

@ Tessa: I was afraid that the buttons would be anoying when I sit down, but they aren’t!


Maria January 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

Lovely outfit looks really nice on you.


Anne January 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

It’s awesome! So perfectly retro that it could be used for a film/TV costume.


Anthea January 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments! They really made my day!


LadyD January 17, 2013 at 4:57 am

It looks smart and neat. I like seeing the practical 40′s outfits as I think they fit in well in a modern setting.


EmSewCrazy January 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Very nice! You look chic!


Ruthanne February 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

Cool, I have both of those patterns! It’s nice to see them made up, gives me an idea of what to expect.


Kerri March 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

You look amazing! Very put-together, chic and classic! And those shoes…I would love a pair. :)


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