Blouses on the brain.

I don't know what it is with these past few weeks. Perhaps it was the completion of my vintage rayon blouse, but I have been thinking of nothing but blouses.

Ever done that? Made something over and over again because the fit is just great?

I guess the passion of it is finally having a good fitting pattern. I can now just crank them out. Also, I've been using up my great vintage rayon. Mmmmm!

Like right now, I'm in the middle of completing another 40s blouse using the palm tree rayon.

I don't have enough for the entire blouse, but I had some yellow rayon leftover from another failed blouse. I'm using that for the back, sleeves and yoke.

I just completed the facing and collar, and I'm most likely going to add the sleeves later today.

(Pay no attention to the back of the left side. It needs to be ironed.)
This one I might wear to the Air Raid.

The other one is a second attempt at my 30s tunic blouse.

I'm using the remaining cotton/rayon fabric from my 30s dress that I posted yesterdee. On this one I'm making the sleeves from the pattern. This time I adjusted the placement of the collar and its great. I also decided to do the kerchief in linen. I love the look.

The sleeves for this one will be the same as in the pattern I just have to attach them.
Then once both pieces are complete, I got another one in the pipeline.

I'm going to make a tie neck version of my 40s blouse with the gray flower rayon.
I have enough of it to make two front pieces.

5 comments:

  1. Wow! you are good. The top blouse is so perfectly done. The colors and all go so well. I love love love palm trees. I have often thought it would be fun to have a flamingo in the yard. Perhaps in the back yard. I am enjoying your blog so much. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your sewing is so inspiring. I'm on a blouse kick myself but have yet to find a pattern with a perfect collar, but I'm really only just beginning. I love the one that you explained about yesterday (the convertible collar). That palm tree blouse will be fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  3. mmmmm yummy fabric (both of them)!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your blouse is coming along really well. I'm itching to start my first blouse, but I need to find the perfect fabric first.

    ReplyDelete
  5. that palm tree fabric is to die-for!
    x

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Labels

1940 (653) catalog Sunday (436) 1930 (402) dress (400) progress (216) suit (172) coat (158) repro (153) cotton (146) pattern (116) hat (111) blouse (110) shoes (107) 1950 (104) 1920 (99) etsy (94) jacket (88) Chicago Mail Order (87) personal (87) day dress (86) WWII (81) Lane Bryant (77) separates (75) Wards (72) illustration (72) gown (71) butterick (69) skirt (67) day project (66) fabric (66) simplicity (65) vintageville (65) nvl (63) McCall (62) foundation garments (62) linen (62) pants (59) homemaking (58) event (54) music (54) sweater (54) rayon (53) cocktail dress (52) dubarry (50) flower (48) accessories (47) house coat (46) cmo (45) Sears (43) playsuit (43) wool (42) stockings (40) slip (39) Spiegel (37) make and mend (36) 1960 (35) purse (35) advertisement (33) hollywood (33) holiday (32) pajamas (32) robe (32) apron (31) showcase (31) buttons (30) catalog (30) gloves (29) National Bellas Hess. (28) dance (27) denim (27) dust bowl (27) furniture (27) dyeing (26) Man Month (25) drawing (25) In Memoriam (24) costume (24) overalls (24) NRA (23) navy (23) underpants (23) 1930s (22) MnM11 (22) men (22) sew-along (22) bra (20) cloche (20) children (19) giveaway (19) patterns (19) royalchrome (18) sewing (18) craft (17) hair (17) hats (17) jewelry (17) mnm12 (17) nightgown (17) silk (17) stout (17) velvet (17) CVTotI (16) PPP (16) 1910 (15) 1940s (15) jacket in a week (15) lace (15) Air Raid (14) bathing suit (14) beret (14) cape (14) quilt (14) swimsuit (14) MnM13 (13) collar (13) lingerie (13) loungewear (13) mail order (13) pictorial (13) repair (13) advance (12) alteration (12) dress form (12) rick rack (12) scarf (12) seersucker (12) socks (12) sweaters (12) MnM14 (11) food (11) girdle (11) men's (11) plaid (11) wardrobe (11) New York (10) border print (10) cicada (10) depression (10) piping (10) redingote (10) the gardenia dress (10) tiki (10) uniform (10) 1970 (9) anne addams (9) cocktail (9) jimjams (9) red (9) smock (9) bag (8) corduroy (8) evening gown (8) excella (8) family (8) marian martin (8) panties (8) sale (8) shirt (8) sleeve (8) tweed (8) underdress (8) National Coat and Suit Company (7) bolero (7) crepe (7) design (7) embroidery (7) flapper (7) garter (7) halloween (7) just because (7) knitting (7) movie (7) novelty print (7) pleats (7) shopping (7) slippers (7) toys (7) vogue (7) Phantom of the Opera (6) bargain (6) brooch (6) calico (6) classic (6) coats (6) color (6) costuming (6) expo (6) glass (6) handkerchief (6) notions (6) restoration (6) shirtwaist (6) sick (6) sleepwear (6) theater (6) zipper (6) applique (5) architecture (5) blackface (5) body (5) book (5) boots (5) cat (5) chambray (5) cosmetics (5) fashion (5) house dress (5) jacket in a week 2 (5) jumper (5) little things (5) maternity (5) mock-up (5) museum (5) necktie (5) party (5) photos (5) pimp (5) sweater dress (5) vest (5) 1945 (4) 1980 (4) Montgomery Wards (4) belt (4) comments (4) dog (4) elastic (4) furnishings (4) housewares (4) monogram (4) monster making (4) pattern making (4) pets (4) revolution (4) scallop (4) ski suit (4) swing dress (4) tappants (4) vintage (4) watches (4) wedding (4) 1800s (3) 1900 (3) VPP (3) WWI (3) beauty (3) cookies (3) corset (3) cuff (3) darning (3) deco (3) dicky (3) doggie (3) ebay (3) groceries (3) lindy (3) shirring (3) shorts (3) sporty (3) styling (3) summer (3) teaching (3) turban (3) upholstery (3) viva (3) winter (3) 1990 (2) PDF (2) SAT (2) UK (2) adventure (2) beach pajamas (2) beer (2) bloomers (2) blue (2) books (2) cardigan (2) chair (2) commission (2) cooking (2) couch (2) detail (2) diner (2) doll (2) feedsack (2) fur (2) gowns (2) handmade (2) hiking (2) interview (2) kickstarter (2) learning (2) lucite (2) makeup (2) natural (2) nurse (2) nylon (2) outsize (2) pin-tucking (2) pique (2) playclothes friday (2) plus size (2) raglan (2) retro (2) rings (2) ruffles (2) satin (2) sequin (2) singer (2) slacks (2) snoods (2) stripes (2) sundries (2) superior (2) thrift (2) two-tone (2) wearing history (2) woman (2) women (2) workwear (2) year (2) yellow (2) yoke (2) ADSLA (1) Brian (1) Casts of Color (1) Facebook (1) Hart Schaffner n Marx (1) Lady Day (1) Promotion (1) Rowman's (1) San Francisco (1) Steampunk (1) apple (1) articles (1) atomic (1) awards (1) baby (1) bakelite (1) baking (1) bar (1) baseball (1) batman (1) bead (1) bed (1) bedspread (1) berthas (1) bike (1) birthday (1) black people (1) blogs (1) bracelets (1) braces (1) burda (1) candy (1) canned goods (1) caplet (1) christmas (1) cleaning (1) clock (1) closet (1) comic (1) cosplay (1) custom (1) decorating (1) disaster sewing (1) dressing gown (1) drinking (1) drop waist (1) fagoting (1) fat people (1) felt (1) flocking (1) flooring (1) fonts (1) footware (1) fruit (1) gadgets (1) godet (1) grading (1) guest comments (1) gusset (1) halter (1) history (1) hood (1) hosiery (1) hygiene (1) instructions (1) kitchen (1) lamp (1) landmark (1) lawn (1) masks (1) mensturation (1) mid-century modern (1) mirror (1) misses (1) muppet (1) needle (1) notches (1) pandemic (1) patternbook (1) pearls (1) pictures (1) plants (1) plus fours (1) pocket (1) portraits (1) puppet (1) radio (1) raincoat (1) recreation (1) refashion (1) ric rac (1) rugs (1) sailor (1) savings (1) sci-fi (1) serger (1) shades (1) sharkskin (1) shawl (1) skit (1) standard (1) store (1) suspenders (1) swing (1) table (1) textles (1) thread (1) tips (1) tote (1) tour (1) travel (1) tv (1) twill (1) type (1) umbrella (1) veil (1) video (1) vintage outing (1) white (1) wrap dress (1) writing (1) yay (1)