Each time I sew a new project I try to up the ante and try my hand at something a tad more complicated. I fell in love with this repro vintage pattern as soon as I saw it.
With vintage fashion I have a real love affair with very simple styles that have quirky little detailing.
This blouse has unusual pleating at the collar & a nice curved hem.
I decided to make it out of very cheap poly-cotton in a nice light steel blue grey colour for my first go.
That way if I stuff it up it only cost about $10 in fabric.
It was a bit of a tricky one this little sucker. Man oh man I threw it across the room a few times I can tell you. It's not the pattern that is tricky... it's just my interpretation of what the instructions are telling me. It took me about 5 quick-unpicks to do the collar when I finally had an ARRRHARRR moment and I realised what I'd been doing wrong.
I buggered up the top of the back where you are supposed to put some loops so I bought a frog closure to cover up the dodgy stitiching.
I mucked up the bottom curved hem bit but you can't tell from the outside so I couldn't be arsed fixing it.
It was hard to get the pleats to sit all nice & neat so there is a little bit of poofiness but luckily the 'girls' push it out a bit.
I finished it with a lovely marcasite looking button on the collar.
All- in all I'm pretty stoked with how it turned out.
I will definitely sew this one again now that I understand the instructions better.
Another piece to add to my Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge 2015!
For information on the VSPP2015 go to A Stitching Odyssey:
HAPPY SEWING !!!