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1950s Simplicity Bow Blouse and Circle Skirt


This is my second post on We Sew Retro. My first posting was way back in December and I plan to post more often. I used two 1950s patterns: one for a Simplicity circle skirt and the other for a Simplicity blouse with a bow. The circle skirt has a petticoat underneath to make it more fluffy. I made the circle skirt brown with white rickrack on the waistband, as I feel it would be more versatile to wear during all of the seasons. If I left it just plain brown, it would look only best for fall. I usually try to make clothing I can wear for more than just a season per year. The bow blouse is also something I can wear for all seasons. In the winter, I will wear a vintage cardigan with it. Both patterns were relatively easy and I didn’t have any issues with them. The circle skirt did take a long time to hem, as I hem clothing by hand.

About the author: I love items from the 1950s to the 1970s and especially love the mod ’60s era. I constantly go to antique malls, thrift shops, and yard sales in search for the perfect vintage items. I like to collect vintage catalogs. My crazy obssession is collecting vintage sewing patterns. I really dig dressing vintage and am working on making an entire wardrobe of vintage clothes and vintage reproduction clothes.

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  • Emily June 25, 2014, 10:27 am

    I love it! Pink and brown are a great combination, I’ve always liked them together. You did a great job!

  • Reading Goddess June 26, 2014, 9:42 am

    Really,really beautiful! I love your color choices and your use of rickrack on the waistband. You look lovely.

  • Lizzy July 1, 2014, 2:47 pm


  • Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns July 1, 2014, 11:48 pm

    Lovely outfit! I made a very similar skirt last fall to wear on a trip to England, with the same curved shape at the top of the waistband. 🙂 You did a smashing job!

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