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It really worked!

April 24, 2016

I made this little blouse using one of those “draft according to these instructions” patterns you find in vintage magazines. I never had a lot of confidence in those but this one was in my size and I had already decided to share it on my blog for the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge, so I kind of had to try…

voor2And it actually worked. I changed only one thing: The neckline, which was very tight and the style of the collar. And I explained how on my blog.

tekeningIf you are interested, the pattern is here, the alterations are in this post, and more about the blouse itself in this last one.

  1. It looks lovely! I’m glad it worked out. How did they stand such tight necklines back then? Did they just have smaller necks?? Or maybe girdles helped with general posture? I assume if I stood super straight a tight neck would be less of a problem, but I’m not sure.

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