Poly Is My FriendHullo. I've been on a roll with sewing blouses from 50s patterns, with the goal of adding more everyday pieces to my wardrobe. Here is my latest victim, er, selection:
EASY. Since the lovely ladies pictured on the pattern did not appear particularly easy, I was hoping easy referred to the pattern. Fear not, I am not such a sewing babe in the woods that I automatically assumed that just because a pattern says it's easy will it be easy. (Yes, I am giving you the eye, Very Easy Vogue.) I sewed up the A view, which here appears in the foreground in that lovely aquamarine. I bought some gorgeous silk almost that exact color and then chickened out. A silk blouse? What was I thinking? I am Ms. Wash-and-Wear. Kids and pets and silk do not mix. So, I decided on a lovely polyester instead. Yes, Poly is my friend. She is a real down-to-earth girl who doesn't mind a few coffee splotches or paw marks.
Here's a close-up of what I picked. Black and white are always a good choice for me. I figured this would go with much that was already in my wardrobe. Happily, the pattern was easy to sew. It is very fitted, however. Like don't even try to take a deep breath. If I do ever sew that silk version, I will make it with a tiny bit more room. I also used the scraps to sew up a long rectangle that can act as a belt or a scarf. And here it is...........
One thing that is particularly clever about the pattern is that View E is basically View A flipped back to front. Because this has a side zip and back darts and I am small in the bust, (I love being a pear, I love being a pear, I love being a pear,) I can also wear it back to front!
Off to feed the furry dogs....
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