I’m not one for sewing basics. I much prefer pretty dresses, but I’ve needed a basic white blouse for quite a few years!

I used Du Barry 5909 from the 1940s for my blouse. I decided to leave off the pocket so it would be more versatile.

It looks really great with separates including my vintage 40s skirt. I might just have to make the long sleeved version for next winter! More photos and construction details here.

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Anthea April 17, 2013 at 9:59 am

That’s a great blouse! I still need to sew a basic white blouse myself!

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Jeannie Watt April 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Excellent blouse! The hat is cute, too.

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mariebayarea April 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm

That blouse turned out just right!

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