I think that not only do I have a run on Liberty fabric, but also on a blouse streak! There are so many positives about this Butterick pattern, as there are about pretty much all the 40′s & 50′s blouses I’ve made up so far. The shaping & fit on them is great! I love that it doesn’t seem to matter what fabric I make them in, they always look up to date with jeans, & will look just as fabulous when styled in a “proper” vintage look. This is my latest blouse.
I made version “B” with the 3/4 length sleeves. The little pink rosebuds on the white ground makes this just so pretty! I decided to go with a plain contrast for the turn-back cuffs & the collar. The collar is drafted with the bodice, making it a shawl collar, so the front facings are all white too. This means that no matter how far up or down you button the blouse, there will be a bit of white peeking out. There are “proper” darts on the front to give shaping, and shaped side seams but o darts in the back. The blouse has a yoke across the shoulders & the back is gathered into the yoke above the shoulder blades. This gives room to move about. I cut the inner yoke in the white lawn too, otherwise there’d be too much of the pink rosebuds showing though.
The instructions called for a flat fell seam, but on this fabric I always use French seams. Aren’t those cuffs cute? They are not square or rectangular, but have points, rather like a collar. I’m not sure there is much else to say about this pretty blouse, apart from the fact that I will definitely be making more – but then I say that about everything!
I have broken out of the 40s & 50s into the 60s for a couple of makes. There is a gorgeous black skirt to show you soon & a white tulip-style skirted dress almost finished. What is your favourite era? I couldn’t pick just one, but I know I’d give the retro looks of the 80s a wide berth for the time being!
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