Made from Curtains | Vintage Sewing

Portobello Curtains Blouse

May 8, 2012

Good afternoon.  Just wanted to stop by and show off my new blouse made from a pair of vintage curtains.  I bought the curtains from Portobello Road Market in London, along with the vintage buttons which are a perfect match.  The pattern is a modern one (Megan Nielsen’s Banksia blouse) but definitely has a vintage look to it.

The fit could be better, but that’s my own fault for not making a muslin first.  For a first attempt at this pattern, I’m more than happy.  It’s not a particularly fitted style, so on me  it looks best tucked in.  It seems to look good with a high waisted skirt and I’m planning to wear it with some 1940’s high waisted trousers soon too.  Not a bad result from a a pair of old curtains!

More photos and construction details can be found on my blog, Handmade Jane.  Thanks for reading! x

  1. Ooo, this is lovely! I agree that the pattern has a vintage look to it. I’m envious of your material. How lucky are you to find curtains like those?! The print and style looks very nice on you.

  2. Agree that fabric & pattern are lovely together. Thank you also for introducing me to another pattern line!

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