Which should be my new summer blouse?

Good morning everyone!
Have you ever felt like a change? I mean, you have looked in your wardrobe and discovered that you no long have the affection for some things that you cleaved to not two months before? That is where I am now.

It's not because I don't like my clothes, I do! It's more I need to advance my vintage style. If you saw what I wear to work all the time (pants and a big sweater) you would know why.

I need new blouses. The ones I adapted from my previous 30's pattern were great, but I need a change, a new fit, more style.

I offer up these styles.


My repro, NVL 4361.


I'm thinking this blouse because its all kinds of awesome and I haven't made it yet.

McCall 3276


A classic 30's blouse. I like the boxy look of it, and that would 
be a change from my more tapered blouses.

Simplicity 1683


I have always love the bodice of this dress and could make it into a fun 
versatile blouse for all kinds of crazy!

Du Barry 1785


A cool obnoxious collared button front? Me say yes!

Let me know which one I should pick and I hope to get started this weekend.
 Alright lovely people, have a great day!!

13 comments:

  1. I vote for the Du Barry. The collar really sets it off. I like your repro a lot, but I'm having trouble seeing that style fit into an office setting. Not sure why - likely lack of imagination on my part.

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  2. I like simplicity 1683. You've lost a bunch of weight and I think you need to show off your more svelte self with the trim cut of this one. No boxiness and no poofy sleeves

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  3. I vote for the DuBarry. Love the neckline and the puffy sleeves!

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  4. I like the first one. You could mix it up with different fabrics and you get to use buttons on the sleeves.

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  5. I like the Dubarry! I love the puffy sleeves and collar!!!

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  6. I vote Simplicity 1683 because a) I'm interested to see what a blouse made from a dress pattern would look like and b) I like it!

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  7. I vote for the repro, NVL 4361! love all the pointy shapes and the cuffs.

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  8. I just fell in love with the last one.

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  9. I LOVE Simplicity 1683!! But there is something to be said for the shoulders on Du Barry 1785.

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  10. I'm leaning toward the simplicity myself. But that neckline might not be too summer friendly.

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  11. in a nice voile or other lightweight fabric, it will be very warm weather friendly.

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  12. I'm just catching up on several days of blogs, and you've probably already chosen your blouse - heck, you've probably already MADE your blouse! - but I want to say how much I like the DuBarry 1785. As you say, for a blouse. I love that simple shoulder and gathering all across the yoke. Comfortable and flattering! I'm off to google the pattern :)

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  13. Oops! Sorry, I read the wrong caption! You could probably tell, I meant the Simplicity pattern. :)

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