VOGUE #7034

Yet another blouse, my sixth addition to the wardrobe of handmade blouses. I have actually made seven, but the navy blue ‘Mao meets Coco’ is still sitting sulking in the naughty corner. This Vogue pattern is actually a dress and jacket pattern. I took the bodice of the dress, lengthened it and made it into a blouse. It is probably out of print because I remember making these some years ago [quite a few actually] Click pictures for a better view.

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I’m quite fond of tie blouses ~ they sit better under jackets more often than blouses and shirts with collars, which often don’t play nicely together.

It wasn’t my first choice however.

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but this was really a case of the fabric dictating the pattern. I had originally intended to make Style #3247 [above] . A nice crisp shirt like blouse. I re-drafted the voluminous sleeves [another vintage pattern!] and cut down the BIG collar to more reasonable dimensions. I wanted to use a lovely soft hand fabric that I rediscovered in my stash, white with a very subtle sateen spot which only shows when it hits the light. Very feminine fabric, nice and light. But of course the fabric was yelling at me ‘Style #3247  just won’t do you idiot, can’t you see I’m feminine?’ Now I had had this fabric for absolutely ages, and it was its turn to come out and play, so I had no option but obey and go looking for something more suitable. Enter Vogue 7034, not truly a blouse, I grant you, but nice and feminine  and made to order as it were.

Pictures of the finished blouse up shortly I hope. I hope you had a better weekend than I. I’ve developed a sore throat and heavy cold – which I’m sure would qualify for man-flu if I was of that gender, as I’m not~ it is just a rotten cold!


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