Happy Veteran’s day to you all! I am so glad to tell you all that I FINALLY finished my Plaid ensemble!!! Do you all want to see?
So, for part 2 of the ensemble, which is the blouse, I used a vintage Simplicity blouse pattern with a self drafted hood. It all went pretty smoothly, except for two things: One; the hood was slightly too big for the neckline, so I had to ease it in. Two; at one point I thought the collar was too small, so I almost took it out, but when I tried the blouse on again I realized that it wasn’t. Phew!
The dress above which I am pointing to was my inspiration. It is from a Sears and Roebuck’s Catalogue, if you can see, from Fall/Winter 1948.The picture is from a Schiffer’s collector series book on Fashions from the Sears & Roebuck’s Catalogs, in case any of you were wondering.
Where I live you can only wear either short sleeves (for the summer) or long sleeves (for the winter), and the seasons in between are so shifty that for me it’s just somewhat too impractical to have 3/4 length sleeves. ALL that to say, I decided against the original sleeves in the picture, and just went with a long sleeved blouse. Talk about being long winded! 😉
Just the Facts
I love how the detail of the tabs turned out. This was also my first time doing french cuffs which I think turned out pretty well too. Oh, and the contrasting fabric? That was just an added addition from my stash. I didn’t have anything on hand that matched perfectly, but everyone in my family agreed that the turquoise would be perfect, and you know what? I LOVE IT!!!
Oh, and who doesn’t love a hood to peek out from? Makes me feel like little Plaid Riding Hood! 🙂