Historical Sewing Challenge #11 - Red
For March I sewed a 1930s blouse, but because of a few set-backs I didn't finish it until the beginning of April. (I'm really late posting about it too. Sorry!) I'm really happy with it! And it turns out, that doing a mock-up can be a good thing. Usually, I don't bother, but I didn't want to ruin my nice, more expensive material. This is a bonus, because now I have 2 blouses to wear. Yay!
And I love, love, love this material! It's a super 1930s-style print, fun, and colorful, and it really makes me happy to look at it. I even bought special vintage buttons to go with it!
So here's the breakdown:
Material: 100% cotton print
Pattern: Wearing History 1930s Smooth Sailing Blouse
Notions: cotton thread, 1940s casein buttons
How historically accurate is it? 99% The pattern is a modern one, but based off originals.
Hours to complete: approx. 8-10 hours
First worn: Saving it for a WWII event this weekend at Graeme Park, PA
Total cost: about $45 for fabric and original buttons
|This is a weird picture of me, but I don't have many photos of me wearing it yet.|
I'll take a bunch at the event!