Separates are Awesome!

by Starspangledheart on July 27, 2013 · 3 comments

in 1940s,1950s,Blouses,Pants / Trousers

I love separates! But pretty dresses often distract me…… Today I’ve been good and worn two new me-made separates.

The blouse is Butterick 7641 c. 1958. And the shorts are Wearing History’s WWII Overalls pattern.

I love the little tab details on this blouse! They give it a bit of a western feel.

And I’m so loving these shorts this summer! It’s hard for me to find shorts that fit well since I’m so curvy. Even repro companies often are not curvy enough. I’m so happy that I finally conquered my fear of denim because it’s really not that bad!

More photos and construction details 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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EmSewCrazy July 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

That tab detail is super cute! Hurrah for great shorts. I’ve been having so much fun with my dresses I’ve avoided making myself some so far this summer…


Lauriana July 28, 2013 at 3:01 am

I love the details on that shirt! And those shorts are really nice too.
I think shorts can be great on a lot of figures but they have to be well fitted and in a style that suits one’s shape. These look great.


mariebayarea July 28, 2013 at 3:25 am

I love your shirt so much! The whole outfit is darling.


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