After enjoying myself so much last year making a 1940s blouse for the Sew for Victory Sew Along, I am now jumping into another vintage sewing challenge, Spring for Cotton. The rules are fairly simple - use a vintage pattern to make a garment in cotton, share photos on Flickr, and have the finished garment ready by 30th April.
I have had a 1949 Lutterloh pattern book on my shelf for a couple of years now, and this challenge has galvanised me into action. It didn't take me long to decide on this blouse, then I watched this video.
Mr. Lutterloh makes it all look so easy. He also gives a couple of fleeting moments of comedy, which my husband and brother in law have enjoyed with me.
After three evenings of work and running up a muslin, I now have my own pattern to make the blouse.
This cotton poplin print was stashed away in the cupboard. Today I have been Mrs. Mega-Meticulous and cut out the blouse, making sure the lines of tiny roses match for symmetry across both front and back. It took rather longer than ten minutes.
To stay with the German theme, the plan is to make it on my 1937 Frister and Rossman transverse shuttle. It is a beautiful brute of a machine, weighing three quarters of a ton, so I have yet to haul it out of its cupboard. Sewing starts tomorrow.
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