4/6/15

Blue Bouquet 60s Blouse

Here's a top I made for myself using vintage fabric and a pattern from the 60s. I was intrigued by the collar/placket combo on this one, curious how it would look in real life. This is actually test #2 after making a quick muslin and adjusting the fit.  Not wanting to make a dress, I gave it a curved hem, slightly longer in the back. I'm really happy with the shape and fit, but if I make this again I'll probably slim up the sleeves near the cuffs. I think a lighter colored fabric would be better for showing off the details of this top... You can't really see it here but the lower edge of the placket is curved like the cuffs. Also, believe it or not, I added 1 1/2 inches to the sleeve length, and they're still a tad short! oh, arms.
Blue 60s Blouse

Blue 60s Blouse

Blue 60s Blouse

Blue 60s Blouse

Blue 60s Blouse


6 comments:

  1. I love the fabric you chose, it's really pretty. The pattern you chose is great too, it looks really modern and not costumey (like some vintage patterns do unfortunately!).

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  2. Really gorgeous. Those details are so lovely - the buttons, the curved sleeve plackets. It's a great fit too. I've had a lot of success with vintage patterns too - with some thought it's not hard to make them look modern and they often have some unique design features.

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    1. Thanks so much! Yeah, I could sift through vintage patterns for hours just looking for those fun details you don't see in modern ones. :-)

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  3. This is majorly cute! The fabric & pattern combo is perfect!

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