1950’s Gingham Blouse

May 14, 2011

Here’s Simplicity 4238 from the 1950’s made up in navy gingham.  
The pattern has some lovely details: tucks at the front and back plus two neck darts.  It’s also naturally longer than a lot of 1950’s patterns, which often tend to be on the short side. 
Apart from attaching the collar (which stretched my mental powers somewhat) it was a nice, easy pattern. I’ll almost certainly use it again to make a second version.
I do feel a bit like Ellie May Clampett from the Beverley Hillbillies in it but that’s no bad thing!  More pics and details on my blog Handmade Jane.  Thanks for reading. x  

  1. Very cute! A lot of these blouse patterns are short, but then again they were supposed to be tucked in under a high waisted skirt. I usually lengthen the patterns if I am to wear them on top of things instead. As long as the tucks are in the right place (which they never are on me, I'm 5'9) it's easy to just add some length…

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