McCall 6717, draped shoulder blouse c.1940s

Hi guys!

I recently completed McCall 6717 – who doesnt love a pretty 1940’s blouse? I’m trying to focus on the gaps in my wardrobe, and vintage clothing that I can wear to work is a must.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 My version uses viscose georgette, and it only took 1.25m of fabric (great stashbuster). The pattern is so similar to Gertie’s Tie Neck Blouse, that I modded both patterns together because the Gertie’s fit is really good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This pattern was really easy, and if I was to make it again I think i’d use fabric with a bit more body as some of the drape is lost in the softness of the georgette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The best part of the pattern is the minimal re-sizing I needed to do, to get a 36″ bust pattern to fit my 40″ bust.  A full list of mods are on my blog :).

x

Bex

• Meet the Author • Bex


A vintage obsessed, rockabilly femme living in Sydney, Australia. I hoard vintage knitting and sewing patterns, and shoes. So many shoes. My favourite era is the late 1930s- early 1940s.


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5 comments… add one

  • wow I love it! a nice simple pattern with flattering details, how much yardage does the 36″ bust use…I’d love to find a pattern like this to use up all my smaller bits of crepe fabrics.

    thanks!

    Allison

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  • Lovely style! Also maybe the tucks just need to be a little deeper since you did a bit of bust grading … but as you say, a fabric with a little more bounce could do the trick. Your bow/heart pin looks pretty on it too.

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  • Love drapey patterns! Nice to see how this one looked made up. I’ll have to keep that in mind when I tackle my pattern with tucks.

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  • Wonderful! LOVE the pattern. The shoulder drape is soooo cool! You did a wonderful job and cute fabric ‘ta boot!

    I’m getting up the nerve to post something soon! I’ve been working on costumes for a 1930’s play. So fun!

    ~ Tam Francis ~
    http://www.girlinthejitterbugdress.com

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