The Pattern: Simplicity 4750 from 1943. I had recently purchased this pattern when the sewalong was announced so it was the ideal choice. I think the print on this fabric is so cute and it was the perfect match for this blouse. The decision was made - that was the easy part!
The pattern instructions were interesting but it was easy to make. I decided to use plain white for the facing which opens out to be the collar. I used red buttons and added a piping accent.
I have doubts about how often I will actually wear it. There are some issues with it that I feel uncomfortable wearing. It has these little tucks/pleats in the waist area which makes it so blouse-y that I really don't quite know how to fix and still keep it era appropriate.
Yes, I know it's vintage and the style is what was worn at the time but there is way too much fabric for my liking. Any suggestions?
Left untucked it looks like a nurses uniform hehehe!
Thanks to Rochelle and Tasha for hosting this sewalong! It was fun and I enjoyed seeing what other participants have made.