Have you ever come across the perfect fabric that goes with another fabric you’ve been waiting to do something with? Well, this darling plaid came into my life and I just had a to make a new outfit around it. It’s a synthetic charmeuse, which is not a regular go-to for me. I much prefer silk.
However, when I saw this plaid which was printed on the diagonal, it really screamed 1930’s blouse, right at me! AND it matched perfectly with a beautiful green wool that’s been waiting to be made into something for quite some time.
The emerald green of the wool is one of my favorite colors and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make this skirt, for which I had a pattern waiting in the wings. I’ve used this pattern twice before, once recently using a wool tweed and made slightly shorter. It’s the Vintage Pattern Lending Library – 1936 Ladies Skirt – #T1047 – re-sized to fit my body measurements.
I used the re-issue of Simplicity 8247, to make my blouse. Using Version C, I shortened the dress at the hip line to create the blouse. It worked out very well.
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Until Next Time, Happy Sewing!