A modified take on the Wearing History smooth sailing blouse!

Hello everyone!

I am back with my latest make, a blouse made from the 1930s  Smooth Sailing pattern from Wearing History. I had the perfect Spitfire fabric and wanted to make a RAF blouse with a slight touch of ‘uniform’. I altered the giant puffed sleeves  into shoulder pleats, and added tabs to the shoulder. I think it looks a bit more ‘masculine’, but very smart ;)

 

I really can’t recommend this pattern enough, it is a lovely wearable style, and easy to tweak into whatever you like.

This is my second take, and I suspect more in the future. If you’d like to see more pictures and read more about the blouse and fabric, please hop on over to my place! Thanks for looking ;)

 

 

 

 

• Meet the Author • PinhouseP


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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6 comments… add one

  • Fabulous blouse! I have this pattern but haven’t made it yet. I was wondering what to do with the sleeves because I’m not the poofy sleeve type. You have a great solution.

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  • I love this, especially the pleats on the sleeves.

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  • Beautiful blouse, great detailing and such fun fabric!

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  • oh fabulous blouse, !!!!
    the sleeves !!!

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  • Thank you,Ladies ;)

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  • I love the alterations you did to the sleeves (and the fabric) very smart!

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