McCall 6717, draped shoulder blouse c.1940s

by Bex

in 1940s,Buttons

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

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allison March 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

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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Bex March 26, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Hey Allison!
I believe I used about 1.25m of 150cm wide :) .
The tie-neck blouse from Gertie’s book is really similar, and so it the Simplicty re-issue 1692 :)http://www.simplicity.com/p-8463-misses-1940s-vintage-tops.aspx

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Jeanne March 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

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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EmSewCrazy March 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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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