Floral Betty Top

This is yet another version of Simplicity 4238 – a sleeveless blouse pattern from the 1950’s.

I made it after seeing this recent picture of Betty Draper and deciding I wanted one exactly the same!

As well as an almost identical vintage pattern, I also had the perfect fabric in my stash – a metre of Liberty Tana lawn. My fabric has a bit more red and blue in it and perhaps not as much green and yellow, but it’s a pretty good match.

I’ve made this pattern before, here and here, so it was a quick, easy make.  It seems to go with everything so I think it will be getting a lot of wear this summer! There are more construction details and photos on my blog – Handmade Jane. Thanks for reading! x

• Meet the Author • Handmade Jane


I've been sewing for two years and am now at the stage where I make most of my own clothes. I love vintage style, vintage fabric and, most importantly, vintage sewing patterns! I'm influenced by most styles from the late 1930's to the early 1960's but if I had to choose the decade that most captures my imagination, it would have to be the 1940's. Looking forward to sharing more of my finished garments with you. x


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  • I wanted to recreate this Betty look as soon as I saw it! I especially love how she wears the little red cardi with it towards the end of the episode. Such a gorgeous and classy summer look. Your blouse is SPOT on. I don’t think you could have found a better fabric.

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  • What a perfect copy of the blouse. Amazing!

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  • Thank you for showing your pretty blouse! It’s so nice when you find a reliable pattern that you know will fit and looks so cute.

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  • Hey! that is a great lookalike! very sassy! Now all you need is some cheeky teenage boys to admire you while your husband gets jealous! =D

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  • What a beautiful top, so pretty :)

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  • Perfect fit and flattering on you.

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  • Beautiful summery top!

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  • What a lovely blouse! Your placket and buttons are perfect! Great job!

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  • Lovely blouse and fabric!!

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