Blouses are awesome.

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.

Yay.

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.

Thanks all!

3 comments:

  1. I love blouses too! I've been meaning to sew a few more since my blouse to skirt ratio is very off! I'll have to check out some of your patterns!! These are all lovely! xoxo
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  2. Whoa. Simplicity 4608 is awesome.

    I'm warming up to that two-piece dress concept, too. I have at least one ordinary-dress pattern that could be turned into a two-piece. Hmm.

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  3. I like the style of the last blouse, I have a hard time finding button down blouses that fit me correctly (there's always that pesky gap in the bust area). Any tips?

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