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A Floral Blouse from Maudella 1326

February 11, 2015

Hi Everyone!!!

This is my first post here, so I hope you like it!

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The Pattern and Fabric (and a button that didn’t get used)

Here is my first sew for the 2015 Vintage Pattern Pledge, a pink floral blouse made from a vintage Maudella Pattern. The pattern I have is for a 36″ bust, so firstly I had to grade it up to 44″ bust to fit me. I usually have to grade up my vintage patterns as I have as they are so hard to find any where near my size.

Original V graded up Pattern
Original V graded up Pattern

The Fabric I used was a lovely piece of pink floral print cotton, gifted to me from a friend. This top will mostly be worn tucked in to skirts or pants, but it looks fine left out as well

Half made - tucked into some high waisted pants
Half made – tucked into some high waisted pants

I altered the pattern slightly, as I found the shoulders too wide for me.

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Having a glass of wine at the in-laws
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The sun was bright
Maudella
But the View is Magnificent

To see more about the construction of this blouse, you can read my blog post about it here.

Happy Retro Sewing!

Dixie O’Dare

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