1950s | Blouses

Floral Betty Top

June 24, 2013

This is yet another version of Simplicity 4238 – a sleeveless blouse pattern from the 1950’s.

I made it after seeing this recent picture of Betty Draper and deciding I wanted one exactly the same!

As well as an almost identical vintage pattern, I also had the perfect fabric in my stash – a metre of Liberty Tana lawn. My fabric has a bit more red and blue in it and perhaps not as much green and yellow, but it’s a pretty good match.

I’ve made this pattern before, here and here, so it was a quick, easy make.  It seems to go with everything so I think it will be getting a lot of wear this summer! There are more construction details and photos on my blog – Handmade Jane. Thanks for reading! x

  1. I wanted to recreate this Betty look as soon as I saw it! I especially love how she wears the little red cardi with it towards the end of the episode. Such a gorgeous and classy summer look. Your blouse is SPOT on. I don’t think you could have found a better fabric.

  2. Thank you for showing your pretty blouse! It’s so nice when you find a reliable pattern that you know will fit and looks so cute.

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