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Sew for Victory Blouse – Vintage Inside and Out

May 2, 2014

This is my first time Sewing for Victory, it has been a great experience, and I’m thrilled with the result.  The blouse I made looks fabulous on my daughter – she gladly modelled it for me – but it’s mine!

This is the pattern I used.  I had to do a fair amount of re-sizing and restyling, all of which is explained on my blog.

I did all the machine sewing using my 1949 Singer 15K hand machine, added the tiny rick rack braid with a braiding foot that came with my oldest treadle machine, which dates from 1913, and made the buttonholes on my 1936 Singer 201K treadle using a buttonholer attachment.

All the seams were finished using vintage techniques, so there is not a raw edge in sight.  Here is the inside view.

My next sewing project is going to be a dress for my god-daughter, Meg’s, third birthday at the end of May, using the home made pattern shown recently on my blog.  I will be showing the construction of the dress step by step.  Meg’s big sister Lily will be watching progress with interest.  Lily is ten and already a keen sewer. I hope lots of the vintage sewers out there will be interested too…

 

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