I have some photos to share with you of my newly made samples of the brand new 1930s blouse and skirt pattern that’s now released!!
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this pattern! I think it will be one of my basic go-to patterns for vintage wardrobe basics. Between this and the Smooth Sailing pattern, my separates wardrobe is covered!
The blouse takes SO well to the cute printed cottons. I know what I’m making more of when I come across printed cottons I don’t want to pass up. I’d also love to try the long sleeve version in a more cuddly fabric- maybe a soft wool blend- with a zip up the front for the sporty look. The pattern does allow for a zip-front blouse!
Although not the most flattering pic of me, this picture shows how fabulous the drape of the skirt is! The pattern envelope shows the skirt a bit more form fitting, but I was so thrilled that it hangs loosely. The bias makes it feel so comfy and flowy. I really think I need one in wool, one in satin, and maybe a few more in linen, like this one is.
The skirt actually runs on the long side for the “street length”. The sample I’m wearing I shortened three inches, and it’s still long (and I’m a bit taller than average). But hey, don’t forget, bias skirts of pretty much the exact same cut were popular in the 1940s as well (pre-rationing), so if you want to make this work for 40s, just shorten the skirt a bit more. It would transition great between decades!
Here’s the original pattern image again, so you can compare sample photos with the illustration.
If you missed the prior post with more info on the pattern, don’t forget to check it out!
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.
Siri AndersenNovember 4, 2013 at 12:23 am (10 years ago)
It is fabulous!! The b&w photo of you is awesome ;)
This blouse pattern is def on my to-get list!
Sean MacKenzieNovember 4, 2013 at 6:47 am (10 years ago)
Oooooo!!!!! I love this 30s look. Normally the 1930s and my hips just don’t jive, but I think this would be very flattering. Great new look from WH!