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40s Blouse and skirt

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!

About the author: http://anthea-retrovintage.blogspot.com/ I love sewing and knitting, using vintage patterns, drafting my own vintage inspired patterns or using modern patterns.

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • gildasglove January 13, 2013, 10:39 am

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

  • Morgan January 13, 2013, 4:38 pm

    They both look great! I especially like the blouse!

  • Tessa January 13, 2013, 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, 6:51 pm

    The outfit looks really smart and professional.

  • Anthea January 14, 2013, 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, 11:41 am

    Lovely outfit looks really nice on you.

  • Anne January 14, 2013, 1:09 pm

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

  • Anthea January 15, 2013, 4:24 pm

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

  • LadyD January 17, 2013, 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, 2:43 pm

    Very nice! You look chic!

  • Ruthanne February 3, 2013, 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, 12:32 pm

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

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