I need to iron.
I hate to iron, but I do it. As I was doing laundry the other week, I lined up all the blouses I had an realized they were all from the same pattern. Its amazing how you stick with something you like once you get it the way you want.
I apply that rule to blouses. I LURV blouses. All eras. If I have a dress with an interesting bodice, Ill try to make a blouse from it. Ive done that quite a bit.
I have a repro from the 1910s that I think is super cool.
I like 20s blouses with fitted skirts.
I like 30s blouses with trousers. I find this decades separates geared toward activity.
But I would have to say the most versatile decade for blouses is the 1940s.
Work, play, outings, even formal, these tops go the extra mile. Delicious.
With blouses on my mind, I decided to issue my newest repro.
From the mid 30s, this over blouse has a button front and a great optional kerchief. The blouse is a 42 bust, awesome. Im totally going to make this up in a nice linen.