My Sew For Victory blouse is complete! This was the project that I worked on at Gertie's retreat. This is my "first draft" wearable muslin and I did (do) have plans to do a blue polka dot shirt from vintage material with just enough fabric to complete a top, just like the ladies from 1942. I'm very pleased with the way this blouse turned out. This will be my entry into Sew For Victory.
My inspiration from the blouse came from a pattern and swatch book from Advance from 1942. You can read more details here. This was such a wonderful find and jam packed with wonderful information about 1942 styles.
Advance 2948 Pattern:
Below is the blouse that I sought inspiration from:
Blouse: Advance 2948, with period vintage buttons (40s)
Bracelets: Bakelite, with exception of polka dot bracelet. White Bakelite bracelet bought at BrighterBakelite (Etsy)
I also wanted to show images of the blouse tucked out. The most difficult part of this blouse had to be the lapel line. I also did take in the cuff width slightly and tapered the waist slightly. The pattern also called for built in sleeve padding which was kind of interesting to work on. I am in need of some high waisted dress pants so maybe this should also be a future project.
View from the back.
Woo hoo! Blouse completed!
For a future blouse using the same pattern, I wanted to see if I could use vintage material of a similar type to the pattern swatch above and I found this wonderful blue polka dot material with just enough material to make a blouse! No room for error:) It looks very similar in composition to the pink polka dot fabric above. I laid out all the pattern pieces to see if it would fit.
My next project is a 40s maxi skirt. I have the pattern for a skirt. The image below is my inspiration. Love the wrap top. I'm hoping one day to find a pattern for a 40s wrap top. This image is from 1942. Isn't it grand?