Blouses

I used retro Simplicity 2154 and Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing to create this classic outfit. I used a beautiful floral charmeuse for the bow blouse.  It has a side lapped zipper and a keyhole opening on the back neckline.  Gertie’s pencil skirt is made from a cotton sateen.  When I was assembling the [...]

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I know this isn’t sewing, but I assume some people who like to sew vintage might want to knit vintage, too. I have a free vintage knitting pattern from the August 1951 issue of Workbasket magazine available on my blog. Y’all Come!

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I have finally gotten around to sew up the Smooth sailing blouse pattern from Wearing History! Isn’t it lovely? It is a 1930s style yoked blouse, sporting short puffed sleeves, a lovely large notched collar and gatherings on shoulders and back. It is fitted with tucks in the back. It is the perfect casual wear blouse, [...]

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I recently made this cute pussy bow blouse for the Bow Neck Blouse sew-along hosted by Seamstress Erin. It is made from Simplicity #8738, printed in 1978. The fabric is a soft cotton found in a remnant bin for 1£, and it was just enough for a blouse. I never wear yellow, but I think [...]

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Hey guys! My latest make is another project which used vintage cotton- I love working with vintage fabrics more than I like working with vintage patterns, couldn’t tell you why, exactly. So, anyway, I found this fabric in my local vintage clothes shop which has a secret room full of old linens, notions and other [...]

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This shirt did not come together as easily as it should have, but even thought there’s still some kinks to get out, I’m pretty happy with it. I even managed to match the plaid down the front across the button placket. It’s a combination of Advance 8254 and Simplicity 4940, although I didn’t choose to [...]

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Woot for another successful sew along! My project for the Fall for Cotton sew along was this great gray corduroy skirt c. 1940. I made it to go with this great rayon printed blouse. Both are made from DuBarry 5909. I’m very happy with these two separates. I’m sure they’ll get loads of wear. For [...]

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  A friend gave this vintage fabric to me  . I have just enough fabric to make a little top . I add  few alterations to the Burda Young pattern ( n° 7680)  : sleeveless , only one piece of fabric for the front  and of course i shorten it to turn dress into top [...]

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I made this amazing blouse with a fabric thata a firnd o mine buy me in cophenagen! I really love the bow and the collar. I use a simplicity sewing pattern, I just make with a longsleeve  

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I got my Fall for Cotton Sew Along blouse finished for my daughter. Probably should’ve ironed it before posting here, but ah well, you know how it is. My daughter likes it though, and I can’t wait to sew the other versions of this pattern, maybe in solids this time, lol. Check out my blog [...]

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