Vintage Sewing

1940’s Blouse By Hand :)

April 21, 2013


I have hesitated to sew any garments for myself thus far, as I just wasn’t sure what my body would do after giving birth to my little stinker. 😉  I think I’ve kinda regulated, though, and I desperately need some good warm weather, nursing friendly shirts.  So I bought this lovely cotton from, grabbed this classic button-up shirt pattern fro my stash, and dug in!
My sewing machine is still down, so I decided to just stitch this up by hand.  I got a lot done this afternoon!
The pattern: Simplicity 4405 from 1942, version 2 (short sleeved).
Here are some pics of the construction thus far. 🙂

The day’s accomplishments:
Collar finished (but not attached yet), shoulder seams finished, facing hem pressed and stitched.


To see more pics and details, check out my blog! 🙂

Have a lovely day,



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