1940s | 1950s | Blouses | Vintage Sewing

A Kitschy Kimono Blouse

By on September 2, 2014

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I recently finished a mid-century style kimono top with Pictorial Review 5929. I’ts a simple kimono sleeve tunic from the early 1930’s.  I found a fantastic southwest themed novelty rayon at Stone Mountain and Daughter and wanted to choose a simple design to let the great print stand out.  I’ve sewn it twice already in silk and have also made the lounge pants out of a wool twill.

Pictorial Review 5929
Pictorial Review 5929

 

I changed the square neck to a scoop neck and added rows of kelly green, pink and red ric rac.  I really enjoyed the process of combining the different ric rac colors and sizes and I can see myself doing another neckline like this, maybe a 50’s style peasant top with a fun metallic ric rac yoke.  Here I am wearing the blouse at the farmer’s market.

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