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A modified take on the Wearing History smooth sailing blouse!

February 10, 2014

Hello everyone!

I am back with my latest make, a blouse made from the 1930sย  Smooth Sailing pattern from Wearing History. I had the perfect Spitfire fabric and wanted to make a RAF blouse with a slight touch of ‘uniform’. I altered the giant puffed sleeves ย into shoulder pleats, and added tabs to the shoulder. I think it looks a bit more ‘masculine’, but very smart ๐Ÿ˜‰


I really can’t recommend this pattern enough, it is a lovely wearable style, and easy to tweak into whatever you like.

This is my second take, and I suspect more in the future. If you’d like to see more pictures and read more about the blouse and fabric, please hop on over to my place! Thanks for looking ๐Ÿ˜‰





  1. Fabulous blouse! I have this pattern but haven’t made it yet. I was wondering what to do with the sleeves because I’m not the poofy sleeve type. You have a great solution.

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