The Darling Buds of Mae…

August 12, 2013
I was lucky enough to be asked to test another Blue Ginger Doll pattern a few months back and now that it’s been released, I can finally show you my version of Abbey’s newest pattern, the Mae Blouse.



It’s a beautiful 1940s inspired blouse with a scalloped neckline (who doesn’t love a good scallop, of the edible and patterned variety!), a button up back and a lovely fitted silhouette.

I made my Mae using a vintage mystery fabric that I’m pretty sure is a silk georgette with some beautiful vintage shell buttons. I actually had this combination saved for another 40s button up blouse that I hadn’t quite gotten around to making yet, but as soon as I saw Mae, I knew they would be the perfect match for each other.


I’m wearing my Mae tucked into my 1940s Swing Pants, but Abbey has designed the pattern so that you can make it longer and wear it over the top of a pencil skirt (very 40s!) or with jeans for a more modern look.

If you are interested in more construction details and pictures, you can head on over to my blog – Jennifer Lauren Vintage.


  1. You did a beautiful job all around—matching the fabric with the pattern, the sewing, everything. It looks wonderful on you!

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