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McCall 6717, draped shoulder blouse c.1940s

March 24, 2013

Hi guys!

I recently completed McCall 6717 – who doesnt love a pretty 1940’s blouse? I’m trying to focus on the gaps in my wardrobe, and vintage clothing that I can wear to work is a must.









 My version uses viscose georgette, and it only took 1.25m of fabric (great stashbuster). The pattern is so similar to Gertie’s Tie Neck Blouse, that I modded both patterns together because the Gertie’s fit is really good.











 This pattern was really easy, and if I was to make it again I think i’d use fabric with a bit more body as some of the drape is lost in the softness of the georgette.










 The best part of the pattern is the minimal re-sizing I needed to do, to get a 36″ bust pattern to fit my 40″ bust.  A full list of mods are on my blog :).



  1. wow I love it! a nice simple pattern with flattering details, how much yardage does the 36″ bust use…I’d love to find a pattern like this to use up all my smaller bits of crepe fabrics.



  2. Lovely style! Also maybe the tucks just need to be a little deeper since you did a bit of bust grading … but as you say, a fabric with a little more bounce could do the trick. Your bow/heart pin looks pretty on it too.

  3. Hello
    I am very keen to get the McCall’s pattern 6717 blouse with drape shoulder. Can I buy one from you please.?

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