Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Simplicity 4256- Vintage print blouse

Yay, I finally made something I like after my disappointing jeans project. I made this 1950s? blouse pattern from one of my vintage fabrics from the estate sale a few weeks ago. I made the folded down collar, but with the short sleeves from view 3. 
 My fabric has an awesome print of hearts and lines in red, white and blue. I only had 1 1/8th yard, so there wasn't very much matching I could do. I barely managed to cram all the pieces onto it. I had less than a handful of shreds left at the end.
 This only took a few hours to make, as it was very simple. I shortened the torso, as usual. The front pattern piece had the facing included, but I has to cut it separately and add a seam. Totally unnoticeable.
 For notions, I used some royal blue thread I already had and some of my many miscellaneous vintage red buttons. I have a lot of really pretty red plastic ones, but usually I only have 2 or 3 or each type. I used three small, round ones with an interlocking circle pattern and two that are flowers. Andrew said that's weird, but I told him he;s not allowed to have opinions that differ from mine- at least relating to my opinions of my own sewing projects. Hee hee.
 I was able to line up the sleeves so that they have a heart and a big X on each. That's cute.
As it's already getting cold here, in my opinion, it will be nice to wear with jeans. Under a jacket. Brr.

11 comments:

  1. You have made wonderful use of the pattern and the blouse certainly is complementary to you because of that. Cherrie

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  2. Looks great and lines up pretty nicely! I like the 'X' on the back and 'diamond' on the front. Great Job!!

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  3. Love the way you laid out the pattern on the fabric! very cute and what a great fit--perfect.

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  4. This shirt is really lovely, and I adore the fabric you used! Perfect centering ;)

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  5. This is so cute! You sew so quickly! It would have taken me a week to make that, lol. :]

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  6. Wow the result is awesome! The fit is perfect and the fabric is fantastic :)

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  7. Andrew is so wrong, this is gorgeous! You've managed to get the front and sleeves to match, that's such a good effort considering the little fabric you had to work with. Oh and I love the buttons!!!

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  8. Aw, it's so pretty! I can't believe the matching you did with such a tiny amount of fabric.

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  9. i didn't think i would like the blouse when i saw the fabric you were using, but oooh nevermind, actually i do! the pattern matching is great and i like the mismatched buttons :)

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  10. I love this pattern on you and the fabric is divine!

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  11. Your placement of the fabric pattern is WONDERFUL- I Love this!

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