02 July 2010

Vintage Poppies Blouse

I know I was meant to post pictures on Tuesday, but I was mistakenly over-scheduled at work and ended up having to go in (grrrr)..and needless to say that didn't give much blogging time this week! So FINALLY here is my vintage blouse!


It is view A from this vintage Economy Design pattern:



The tie on the front is actually similar to a man's bow tie because it is simply tied around the neck, and the pieces that make up the "tails" are top-stitched on to the front opening. The pattern of this fabric makes it hard to see so here are some close-ups:




Overall this is a really simple blouse to make and could be done in a day or two. Although construction itself was simple, the directions were pretty basic and there were very few illustrations..I'm guessing this is why it's called an "economy" design. As shown in a previous post I altered the pattern from a 32, but it was still a bit snug so next time I will be a bit more generous with the fit. The pattern calls for armhole facings, but because this fabric is cream with dark flowers I decided to do a pin hem on the sleeve edges to avoid them showing though (and I think I like it better to be honest).
I really like this design but I'm not fond of how the bow detailing gets a little lost with patterned fabric. Next time I think I may use a contrasting color to make it stand out.
I've got an extra long weekend ahead so I'm hoping to get a few more patterns done..hope everyone has a great weekend, I'm off to get started!

15 comments:

  1. This is really gorgeous on you and looks so well made!

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  2. So pretty! Love the bow and the buttons.

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  3. Such a pretty print. Perfect for summer.

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  4. Love the blouse! Such great fabric too....I've never heard of economy design patterns...I *must* check it out! The color and design on the pattern cover is amazing!

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  5. Oh my goodness, that's beautiful. Love it!

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  6. Fabulous blouse.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  7. This is a lovely design, and the fabric is GORGEOUS!!

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  8. Such a beautiful blouse! Beautiful work! I need to get my hands on some vintage patterns :)

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  9. Yes, that will look amazing with a contrast tie and detail! Wow.

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  10. It's a lovely blouse, I love the fabric you used!

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  11. Oh I've been dreaming of a blouse just like that in leopard print. I saw one at a vintage fashion show recently but it was too small. You've done a fabulous job and I congratulate you on your impeccable taste!

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  12. I love it too, Ruth Ellen! Is there anything you don't look cute in?!!!!!!!!!!

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