Vintage Sewing

1940’s Blouse Finished!

December 29, 2009

The 1940’s blouse I have been working on this month from the DuBarry 5327 Pattern (1942) is finished!

I chose to view 2A in a nice flower pattern with fabric I had picked up at a JoAnn’s fabric store on the Oregon Coast.

Despite being an unprinted pattern, I found all the directions and actual construction to be fairly easy.  This was a lot of ‘firsts’ for me: first unprinted pattern, first pleats, first gathers, first buttonholes, first covered buttons, first hem, and my first set-in sleeves.  I definitely plan on using this pattern again and again!

The sleeves have these great little pleats on them:

There are pleats at the bottom front and back which makes it super easy to tuck this blouse into pants or a skirt.  The pleats on the back also give a bit of a pouffy look to the back which I think is great:
 And I covered the buttons in the front with the same fabric:
Check out more at my blog.  Ah, I love it!!  Now I feel inspired to make a 1940’s skirt in a matching color (purple??)
  1. You're so amazing!
    I love how you've just delved into uncharted territories and worked so hard to make this! It's beautiful, and I love all the details.

    You did an excellent job, sweetie. Can't wait to see what you do next!

  2. It looks great. I love all the cute little details like the sleeve pleats. Your hair looks lovely and very forties style too.

  3. I love the sleeves, and your covered buttons make the blouse so classy. Nice choice of fabric, love your "do", and the blouse looks so cute on you!

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