1950′s blouse

This is the second garment I’ve made using Butterick B5895 – one of the vintage styled Patterns by Gertie range. I’d previously made a pair of stretch denim Capris from the pattern and planned on making a gingham tie front blouse to match. Then I saw Bea’s beautiful combo on WeSewRetro and my mind was made up! [...]

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This is yet another version of Simplicity 4238 – a sleeveless blouse pattern from the 1950′s. I made it after seeing this recent picture of Betty Draper and deciding I wanted one exactly the same! As well as an almost identical vintage pattern, I also had the perfect fabric in my stash – a metre [...]

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I made my first version of this 1950′s sleeveless top almost exactly two years ago and even though it’s far from perfect I love it to death – it’s one of my most worn handmade items. So when I was wondering what to do with a remnant  of navy stretch polka dot fabric, I knew exactly how [...]

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This is my version of vintage Butterick 9206 – a tie or bow-necked blouse pattern from the 1950′s. I used a very drapey fabric with a tiny gingham print and it was pretty easy to sew after I’d graded it down a size. It’s turned out a little less obviously vintage looking than I was hoping [...]

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I finally got round to making a blouse from this darling Style Print pattern which I picked up over a year ago. The difficult part of the project wasn’t sewing it up, it was deciding which option to go for.  In the end, I went for View B: a buttoned front, short sleeves and lovely [...]

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