Wednesday 7 August 2013
1940s Blouse Pattern
This morning I found some nice pale blue cotton chambray shirting - only a short length, unfortunately, it was the end of a roll, but it came home with me. It is 60 inches wide, so it should go a long way. When I came home I pulled this pattern out of the cupboard and started thinking about making it a project for the autumn.
Somebody has obviously thought about it in the past and done a little pencil sketch in the centre of the collar folded open. However, the pattern has never been used. The pieces are all inside folded together and in perfect condition.
These sunburst darts look really stylish and never go out of fashion. They can't possibly. It says so on the envelope, bottom right...
Fashion-Fresh We hereby certify that this style is a current fashion.
Yes, just like the hair do. I want one of those.
Or perhaps I should opt for a swept back style, more fitting for the mature lady. Would I look that serene after tackling the shaped yoke?
Perhaps I would if I avoided doing the cuffs and made a short sleeved version.
I have had this pattern for at least thirty years. I really must get round to using it.