Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fantastic 30's Fashion

So I finally sat down and put together this A-MAZING blouse by DuBarry.  Why did I wait so long?  I was missing out on some major summer cuteness! 

                                    Pardon the sweatpants...                                     

                                 Little appliqued flower.....added this as an afterthought.  Aw!

              
The fabric is just an inexpensive gingham from JoAnn.  Here is the pattern I used: 


I'm working on another blouse from this same pattern.  I had actually begun that one first, but sewed the "underarm flounce" on backwards and had to put it aside for awhile to save my sanity (I couldn't face ripping all of those stitches out of the delicate chiffon I chose.  Ah!).  SO, I'll come back to that one later. 

You know what I love about this pattern?  The possibilities are endless!  You could make this up in many different fabrics and colors and it would still look darling.  Also, it is easily incorporated into the modern wardrobe.  I wore this shirt today with some jeans, gladiators, and a vintage silver belt.  Looked great!

By the way, have I ever mentioned how much I love DuBarry patterns?  Aren't they fab?







15 comments:

Sparrowflew said...

That is adorable.

jkubenka said...

This blouse is beautiful! Those sleeve flounces look perfect for catching spring and summer breezes! Simply inspiring!

Jenni said...

Gorgeous pattern! I like that very much.

Moxie Tonic said...

The blouse turned out fantastic - I adore those sleeves! And good for you for braving those scary, unprinted patterns!

busy91 said...

That is a great shirt, and I like the flower, nice touch.

Ann.RNY said...

FANTASTIC blouse!
Is the only waist to hip shaping throught the side seams?
congarats on a great piece of clothing
God bless
Ann at ResNaturaeYarns.com

Trudy Callan said...

This blouse is to die for. I love everything about it, especially the sleeves. I didn't know about DuBary patterns. I'll have to look around and see if can snag a few. Thanks.

www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

retroliving said...

It came out super cute.

Bessie B. said...

Ann.RNY-
Yep, the only shaping is through the side seams---no waist tucks or darts! :)

Notamermaid said...

Thats fantastic! What kind of closure does it have? zip? buttons?

Bessie B. said...

Notamermaid-
Actually, I opted out of the side closure because the fabric was stretchy enough to fit over my head & shoulders. For the other version of this shirt I'm making I will use a zipper at the side seam. :)

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Hi, I followed the link here from Sew Retro. That blouse is sooo cute. Was it hard to fit? Just love it!

Maggie said...

Really cute top. Hooray for tackling a 30's non-printed pattern. I'm going to look for this one.
Marguerite

lasandrou said...

You a made a great job wwith this blouse. Love the bbutterfly sleeves !

Serena said...

This is SO cute and so flattering! I want one now! I've never liked that type of sleeves before, but you've completely changed my mind about them!