I have super exciting news! I’ve new pattern available, and you can now order it on my website.
When I first started out, with hand traced copies, I had this one up on my Etsy store in a size 42 bust. Well, now it’s gotten a make over, and it’s done digitally, with clean, crisp lines, in multisize from sizes 32″ bust to 46″ bust, and the instruction pack has gotten a revamp with some added information. I also added two more sizes than the pattern was originally available in!
I admit, part of the allure of reissuing this one is that I REALLY wanted one in my size. To me, it seems like the perfect blouse for novelty and cotton prints! Here’s my pattern sample in progress. You’ll get more pictures after the entire ensemble is complete!
If you don’t want both pieces, you have the option of purchasing the blouse or the skirt separately. Here’s more info on each piece individually.
– Blouse –
The blouse goes from day to evening like it was made for it. Well, it was! Those gals of the past, they really knew how to get the most bang for their buck, so what’s not to love about wardrobe basics that can transition? The blouse can be made with short, puffed, pleated sleeves and a short peplum, or long sleeves and a long peplum- like those tunic blouses I posted the other day. This pattern dates from around 1936-1937, and if you’ve been into vintage for a while you know how nearly impossible it is to find 1930’s blouses that exist in wearable condition. Well, now you can make as many as you like!
The blouse meets at center front and can either zip up (how sporty!), fasten with button and loops, or snap together over an underlap with cute bow detail at the center front. The blouse also includes pieces for a matching belt or girdle sash.
– Skirt –
If you’re in need of a skirt to pair with the blouses already in your closet, this one is a fabulous wardrobe basic. This skirt is cut on the bias and looks just as pretty in wools for winter as it does in satins for evening wear. Try it in a plaid, for a super sporty 1930s look. Ooh, wool plaid skirt with zip front blouse. I think it’s perfect for the collegiate look!
The skirt can be made either “street length” for daytime wear or ankle length for cocktail and evening wear.
This pattern is available as both a wide format, mailed pattern, and as a downloadable e-pattern.
You buy the printed skirt and blouse combo here. It’s available ONLY through me, because this pattern takes up way too much paper to be offer it thorough any of my lovely pattern vendors who stock my line (woe!). But, I’m cutting you a bit of a deal that way, so if you think you’ll want both pieces down the line, order the set.
You can buy the printed blouse pattern here.
You can buy the printed skirt here.
E-patterns for the blouse and skirt separately are available for $9.99 each. But be forewarned, this is a mighty big pattern pack, so the pattern sheet alone (not including instructions) takes up a whopping 40 pages each!
You can buy the E-pattern for the blouse here.
You can buy the E-pattern for the skirt here.
I hope you love the pattern as much as I do!