Hullo!Here is a post about the Patterns by Gertie vintage inspired tie front blouse which I made as my first piece in my Vintage Inspired Four Piece Mini Capsule Wardrobe sewing challenge.
And the tulip sleeve:
Since I had a scant two yards of this loverly print, I thought Butterick 6217 would be the perfect fit. I wish I had a tad more, so that I could have pattern matched the front. Sigh.
I added vintage apple juice bakelite buttons to complete the retro look.
Gertie's pattern was clear and fairly quick to sew up. The only alteration I made was to raise the front neckline up a quarter inch to avoid any decolletage.
When I sew the pattern again, (and I probably will; did you get an eyeball of all those cute versions on the pattern envelope?) I will grade in a size at the top of the center front as this one came out a little loose in the bust. I will also take out a little width at the top of the center back. I usually don't have to do this adjustment, so I'm thinking the pattern may be cut wide across the shoulders. For you curvy girls out there, you are gonna love it!
A second top for the VIFPMCW, or as I have taken to calling it the WTF Challenge, is next in the queue.
(WTF stands for What Terrific Fun, of course.)
Stay tuned for more details about the VIFPMCW