I want to begin first with clarifying that this is not how to draft any blouse pattern, but particularly my 1940s Vintage Inspired Blouse, from the previous blog post. Not necessarily a beginner's tutorial, but hopefully still simple to follow!
1. So your first step is to gather your own measurements, whether for your self or another person. You will want your measurements to comfortable, not too loose or too tight.
You will need measurements of:
Bust*Waist*Length from base of neck to desired shirt lengthLength from base of neck to waistLength from top of shoulder to armscye (below armpit)Circumference of bicep*Length from base of neck to end of the shoulder *You will need to add wearing ease. This is a fitted blouse so I would recommend 2 inches to the bust, and 1 1/2 inches…
Why hello there! To dive right in, I designed this vintage-inspired blouse, made multiple blouses for myself with it, and now would like to share it with you! To begin, go ahead and download the pattern here → Blouse Pattern
Now this pattern was drafted for measurements of 34" Bust, 26" Waist, and 39" Hip, so if this size won't fit you, tune in to my next blog post for a tutorial on how to grade this pattern to any size!
Now onto the sewing instructions!
A couple of general notes first: All seams are sewn with a 5/8" seam allowance unless otherwise specifiedYou can use woven or knit fabric with this pattern, but make sure fabric is pre-shrunk
Materials needed: 1 1/4 yards of Fabric (More if matching patterns and stripes)Chalk or Fabric MarkerButtonsThreadScissorsSewing PinsIron/Ironing Board 1. You will begin by ironing your fabric, laying out the pattern pieces, and cutting them all out. You may notice that not all of my pieces match, and that is because I only had …
I knew as soon as my son was born that I wanted to share my love of history and fashion with him and wanted to start making him his own outfits! Not knowing how quickly he would grow or how often he would be able to wear it, I set out to find an example of a very simple dress. I came across this image from the Philadelphia Museum of Art of an 1813 Boy's Dress and I got to work recreating it! Now I did not do all of the gorgeous white work embroidery this time, but I hope to do some embellishment in the future.
You will need for this dress: half a yard of at least 44" wide fabric 2 yards of 1/2" bias tape 2 yards of cord or ribbon sewing notions 1. Begin by cutting out your fabric pieces, placing on the correct folds so when finished your piece looks like this: 2. Line up the center notch of the sleeves with either the center shoulder mark or optional shoulder seam and stitch with a 5/8" seam allowance. 3. After both sleeves a…