The “Vitameatavegamin” Blouse | Debi Fry

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The Facts

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
Pattern: DuBarry
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.  

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Are you tired, run – down, listless?  Do you poop out at parties?  Are you unpopular?  

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! 

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So why don't you join all the thousands of happy peppy people and get a great big bottle of Vitameatavegamin tomorrow! 

Thats Vita-meata-vegamin! (wink)

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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. 

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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).

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The blouse features a cute pleated sleeve, two buttons, tucks at the waist (which means it's great with high waisted trousers and other 40's styles) and gathers at the yoke front and back.

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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!!  :)

Author

Debi from My Happy Sewing Place

Debi Fry LOVES vintage patterns. She started sewing in 2009 and has been going since. In 2011, she participated in the Sew Weekly challenge and looks forward to the new challenges that lie in store!

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  1. You had me grinning at the first photo and giggling by the end. Great blouse too. I like the collar contrast.

  2. I love that episode of I Love Lucy! Your blouse turned out great, but I must say the photos and your writing stole the show on this one! :)

  3. Debi, that first photo is HILARIOUS!!!! Good for you for being such a good sport. The photos are brilliant. Debi as Lucy – I never thought to see such a thing.

  4. Debi, you’re my hero! This is the funniest post ever and a great tribute to my favorite comedy routine. The blouse came out great too…I have the same pattern, only in a plus-size size, so a bit too big for me :(

  5. OMG Debi I am totally laughing out loud! This rocks!! You pulled this off great, I love it. The photos… the blouse, the “set”… such a hilarious post!

  6. Fantastic idea.. Love the photos. And a pretty blouse too.Happy sewing.

  7. Really funny photos, but that second one was a little frightening too. And I love the details on your blouse too.

  8. Loved this! (and Lucy too ;) )

  9. Hilarious! You make a great Lucy!

  10. So much LOL Debi! That’s the Lucy outfit I tried to sew my second shirtdress, during the tv theme week: http://www.sewweekly.com/2011/04/the-hey-lucy-shirt-dress-veronica-darling.html
    We can be twinnies! xoxo

  11. Oh, this is just brilliant! Love it! Vitameatavegamin. Classic. :-)

  12. Arrr Debi this is brilliant and funny, excellent photos too. You do make a brilliant Lucy.

  13. Lovely blouse and styling! The first photo is amazing:)

  14. oh Debi! You nailed the look perfectly!!! And your “Lucy” expressions are spot on. Well done, my friend! I laughed out loud when I saw this!