It’s BBQ time again!

by Starspangledheart on July 30, 2013 · 3 comments

in 1950s,Blouses

Just a quick post to show off a new top that I’ve made!

I just adore this BBQ print fabric. I made a dress from it earlier this year and I just had enough extra fabric to make this sleeveless top.

The pattern I used was Advance 8511 but it would be super easy to use any front buttoning blouse pattern to make a sleeveless top. This pattern didn’t even have facings! It just called for finishing the armholes with bias binding.

Do you like sleeveless tops and dresses for summer? More details and photos over on the blog.

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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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Jeannie Watt July 30, 2013 at 8:57 am

Love the whimsical fabric! Interesting about no facings.


Sewingthe60s July 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I love this whole look! The red and the blue go very well together


mariebayarea August 4, 2013 at 1:58 am

Absolute best


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