The “Vitameatavegamin” Blouse | Debi Fry
Fabric: 1 metre baby blue houndstooth fabric that I won in a giveaway, .10 metres of lightweight wool fabric for collar (a charity shop find!), £0.25
Year: c. 1943
Notions: 2 self covered buttons (etsy score for a lot of make your own buttons), £0.50
Time to complete: 5 hours
Wear again? Yes! This is a TNT pattern
Total Cost: ~less than £1
Hello friends, I'm your Vitameatavegamin girl.
The answer to all your problems is in this little bottle. VITAMEATAVEGAMIN.
Vitameatavegamin contains Vitamins, Meat, Vegetables, and Minerals.
Yes, with Vitameatavegamin, you can spoon your way to health. All you do is take a great big tablespoonful after every meal. Mmmmmm…. It's so tasty, too! Tastes just like candy!
Thats Vita-meata-vegamin! (wink)
If you haven't seen this episode of I Love Lucy, you really should watch it! It's the funniest episode ever and what I decided to base my costume on this week.
Instead of making a traditional 50's shirtwaist dress, I decided to use up some delightful brushed cotton baby houndstooth fabric that I won in a giveaway many moons ago! I revisited DuBarry 5327 which was my very first blouse I ever made AND I made another version of this blouse as my very first Sew Weekly Challenge (my Coco Chanel inspired blouse).
Instead of making the blouse collar white, like Lucy's (and like Veronica's version of the I Love Lucy dress), I opted for a darker navy blue to match my 1940 skirt (which I'm wearing here) and my matching 1941 high waisted trousers, all of these are from the same piece of lightweight wool that I found in a charity shop (YAY!)
I Love Lucy!! :)