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blue blouse

a blouse i made for myself from a vintage (1965) pattern.  it started more as a test, since this blue fabric isn't my favorite, but it turned out better than i thought!  i love the tucks up the front and the little collar...  i'm happy i took the time to make matching covered buttons.  they really give it an authentically vintage look.   i didn't make any adjustments except to lengthen the sleeves one
inch...  and they're still too short.  i hope my arms aren't getting
longer. 

if you're interested in making this blouse i found the same pattern for sale  here and here.

i have some liberty of london fabric stashed away that i think would be perfect for this top (as soon as i feel brave enough to cut into it).  

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6 comments:

  1. Very nice, I love the beautiful details of this top!

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  2. Now that is a well-made blouse!

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  3. Love this! very vintage but totally wearable!
    Is it just me or are the sleeves slightly shorter at the front?
    This is a beautiful creation! I'm going to look through the rest of your blog now.

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  4. thanks so much!
    good eye - the sleeves are slightly shorter in front, i guess the extra bit of length in the back allows for elbow bending. you don't see that (or elbow darts) very much in today's patterns, do you? i just love little details like this in vintage patterns. :)
    thanks for visiting and commenting!

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