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A Blank Canvas

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.

About the author: I’m a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I’m also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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  • Anthea April 17, 2013, 9:59 am

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

  • Jeannie Watt April 17, 2013, 8:56 pm

    Excellent blouse! The hat is cute, too.

  • mariebayarea April 18, 2013, 10:43 pm

    That blouse turned out just right!

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