blouse

This is my first post, but I have been a longtime lurker. This is a 1950 blouse pattern I made out of some turquoise polycotton, if I make it again it will be with something with more drape in it. it went together quite easy, the only adjustment I made was to take half and [...]

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here we are and finished in all it’s splendour is my blummin gorgeous 60s blouse a la Joan Harris (nee Holloway). Having never made a blouse before I wasn’t entirely sure what material to go for. I decided on a trusty poly-cotton which meant the drape would be a bit stiffer than the one shown [...]

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A couple of months ago, I joined a sew-along. I thought it would be a good way to stretch my new skills. It was hosted by Seamstress Erin and I thought I’d share what I accomplished with you all. The most tedious part of sewing: cutting out the pattern. The point at which I realized I had [...]

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I adore rayon! It’s the fabric I most wish would come back into modern fashion. I’m always on the hunt for rayon with a great retro style print and I fell in love with this divine polka dot yardage. It’s the size of the print and the color that make this perfect for late 30s/early [...]

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Just sneaking my last bit of vintage sewing into the end of 2013 – some basic women’s summer tops using Simplicity 2118 (circa late 1950s).                                   This is what the pattern sleeve looks like – I went with View 1. [...]

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I don’t often get chance to partake in sewing challenges. My own personal sewing list is long enough and even that is jeopardised by work and small people! But this blouse had a decent deadline and an exciting date to wear the finished shirt to. A bowling date with some really cool bloggers at London’s [...]

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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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  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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My goal of sewing more separates this year is going well. And I’ve finished up my first fall separate! It’s a 1950s blouse made from white rayon. The pattern I used is Advance 5900. I wasn’t quite sure about the high neckline but I think as long as I don’t wear it with pants, I [...]

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Today a weird sleeves shirt from the book Couture Vintage by Tonje Thoresen. See more on Cafekam’s blog Have a nice day ! Camille

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