Floral Betty Top

by Handmade Jane on June 24, 2013 · 9 comments

in 1950s,Blouses

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

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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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Michelle June 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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.


Bea June 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

What a perfect copy of the blouse. Amazing!


Francie June 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

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.


Sewingthe60s June 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

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


Nay June 24, 2013 at 10:49 pm

What a beautiful top, so pretty :)


Nokomarie June 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

Perfect fit and flattering on you.


Foamofdays June 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Beautiful summery top!


Tina June 27, 2013 at 6:54 am

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


BobbinBombshell June 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Lovely blouse and fabric!!


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