>A Patriotic Peasant Blouse, Circa 1942

>Can you believe we’re already nearing Fourth of July weekend?  This time of year makes me feel so patriotic! I want to wear red, white, and blue, dress up in nautical inspired clothing, and I start wanting to listen to the music of World War II and watch Betty Grable dance on screen in Pin Up Girl.  I can’t find a still, but the opening number has darling pinafore costume of red, white, and blue with peasant style tops and the style of this blouse really reminds me of it! Someday I will replicate those costumes for myself… whenever I find organza embroidered with little cherries.

This is the second time I’ve made this blouse and I adore it! It’s so fun, so easy to wear and comfy.  I don’t have the blouse I made the first times so I really wanted to make another.  I had been hording this darling vintage cotton seersucker that’s embroidered all over with red and blue flowers for just the right project.  I also found at different estate sales some darling red cotton insertion embroidered in white stars and some red and white buttons, so it all came together just as it was supposed to be, I think!  It buttons up the back with the red and white buttons, and since I didn’t want to make a buttonhole through my vintage trim I added a snap and hook and eye where the top button should be and added a big vintage red, white, and blue accent button a the top! (and note to self- iron blouse before taking pictures! hehe)

Here’s the pattern if anyone is interested :)  It’s McCall 4672 from 1942.
And here’s the blouse as I made it up the first time.  I wore it to a 4th of July party at a good friends house, around the time I started being “interested” in my husband as a prospect ;)  Gives me somewhat of a romantic attachment to this blouse pattern!

A quick note to say thank you so much for the encouraging comments on my last post about the newest pattern! I really, really appreciate the encouragement and support!
Hope you all are having a great week, and have wonderful plans for the weekend!

12 Comments on >A Patriotic Peasant Blouse, Circa 1942

  1. Making Changes
    July 2, 2010 at 3:37 am (14 years ago)

    >I absolutely love this top and the little details that make it so special. The pattern is not one I would pick for myself but seeing it made, I'll be looking for one like it. Did you make the bottoms as well?

  2. Wearing History
    July 2, 2010 at 3:43 am (14 years ago)

    >Thanks! :)Yes, made the bottoms last summer. There's a lightweight denim. I played around with a 40s shorts pattern a bit to change the waist and such, and I've been nearly living in them this month!

  3. reilly
    July 2, 2010 at 3:52 am (14 years ago)

    >My project right now will be to find a similar, or the same, blouse pattern immediately!

  4. Porcelina
    July 2, 2010 at 8:32 am (14 years ago)

    >I love the blouse! And I very much enjoy following your blog, even though I'm hopeless at sewing and will never be able to make any of the lovely items you have patterns for!!Miss P xx

  5. The Dreamstress
    July 2, 2010 at 9:58 am (14 years ago)

    >So cute! I think I have a similar blouse pattern that I have never tried. Now I really must do it!

  6. Jennifer @ The Pin Curl Diaries
    July 2, 2010 at 11:58 am (14 years ago)

    >So adorable! I love it! I'm a sucker for red, white and blue combos. Another pattern I have to add to my wish list. Although, I think I have one very similar.

  7. Lauren
    July 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm (14 years ago)

    >Love it!!!!

  8. Tart Deco
    July 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm (14 years ago)

    >LOVE it! Isn't seersucker the tops? I have some candy striped seersucker just waiting for the right pattern. I'm thinking a pinafore dress :)

  9. casey
    July 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm (14 years ago)

    >Oh my goodness–this is so cute!!! You'll be the Belle of the Fourth this year! ;)♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  10. Q's Daydream
    July 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm (14 years ago)

    >Soooo adorable!

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