As part of my quest to build a “Miss Fisher” wardrobe, I’ve sewed up three little blouses inspired by separates her character wears in different episodes. This post will show you the 3 blouses I have made, starting with one pattern. The base pattern is the Vintage Pattern Lending Library 1920s Ladies Frock with Pleated Skirt Inset – Reproduction Sewing Pattern #Z2773.
For the first blouse the fabric was made from a printed stretch silk charmeuse and coordinating white silk habotai collar and tie ends. I kept the tie exactly as on the pattern, making the ends contrast and the tie the same fabric as the blouse.
For blouse #2, there were a few revisions to the pattern/construction – namely adding a loop under the collar to hold the neck tie, omitting the bottom band (with added length) and omitting the contrast tie bottom on the neck tie (adding length here again).
Blouse #3 has to be my favorite so far. It’s a departure from the other two but was easy to create using the same pattern. I sketched it after watching Series 2 episode 3 (Dead Man’s Chest) and decided to modify this pattern to get the look. This version was made in a printed paisley cotton lawn and the flat piping was made from white seersucker scraps that I had floating around as well as white covered buttons (joining sleeve ends) that were also floating around in my stash. On a related side note, there was some great conversation about Miss Fisher’s blouses in The Miss Fisher Philes podcast , when they discuss this episode (Series 2 episode 3 (Dead Man’s Chest)), making reference to Miss Fisher wearing more separates than dresses.
If you would like to read more about how exactly I revised the pattern to create each of these looks, visit my blog post here.
Thanks and Happy Sewing!