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Wearing History smooth sailing!

I have finally gotten around to sew up the Smooth sailing blouse pattern from Wearing History! Isn’t it lovely?

It is a 1930s style yoked blouse, sporting short puffed sleeves, a lovely large notched collar and gatherings on shoulders and back. It is fitted with tucks in the back. It is the perfect casual wear blouse, and lends itself very well to novelty prints.

The construction was really easy, with nice step-by-step instructions.  I got the PDF version which is very convenient, no waiting for mail delivery, plus savings on shipping! Just buy, print, tape and cut 🙂  I really recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a nice easy to wear blouse in a feminine, nicely fitted retro style!



You can see more pictures of my Birdcage Blouse on my blog 🙂 Welcome!

About the author: I am a Norwegian gal, born in 1976. I discovered sewing in spring 2013, so I am kind of a newb 🙂 I have always loved everything vintage, and was thrilled to find I could actually make my own vintage inspired clothing using old patterns! I love many different eras, but the 1940s hold a special place in my heart 🙂 I am so glad to have found the online sewing community, so many talented people. Very inspiring 🙂

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  • BobbinBombshell November 17, 2013, 9:24 pm

    Adorable print! I love it!

  • rosiewednesday November 18, 2013, 12:07 pm

    Oo, it is lovely!

  • Jeanette November 18, 2013, 1:25 pm

    That is lovely. I love your choice of fabric.

  • Joanna November 18, 2013, 1:27 pm

    A wonderful blouse!

  • gildasglove November 18, 2013, 2:58 pm

    Very sweet, well made. I love 30’s blouses! I see you are from the land where my name (Sigrid) is not alien like it is in America!

    • Siri Andersen November 20, 2013, 8:44 am

      That’s funny, my name is derived from Sigrid so it is basically the same name. And yes, it is very Norwegian indeed. Do you perhaps have Norwegians in your family that migrated?

  • mod girl November 19, 2013, 3:01 am

    I love blouses like that. Great job handling the patterns. That always stresses me out when I sew!

  • ooobop November 27, 2013, 5:38 pm

    Oh how lovely. I love the puffy sleeves… and the birdcages!

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