The Striped Satin Shirt

 

The Facts 
Fabric: striped satin from stash
Pattern: Simplicity 3688
Year: reissue of 1941 pattern
Notions: hook and eye
Time to complete: 2 1/2 hours
First worn: April 2012
Wear again? Yes!

Total Cost: ~$0 (WOOOOOOO)

Friends, this blouse pattern was an absolute delight!  While Debi rocks out the pants from this pattern, I am working on rocking out the blouse.  I’ve had this fabric in my stash for at least five years, and the pattern has been traveling with me for at least three.  I decided it was time to combine the two, and I’m very pleased with the results!  the stripes line up perfectly in the middle of the blouse, which is a nice added feature, and it’s actually very comfortable.  I was a bit concerned about the pleating around the front midriff, but it’s not too bad.  It’s different, which threw me off at first, but I’ve decided it’s not a bad different.

I don’t have a pair of high waisted pants to wear with this shirt (yet), but for the time being, I am pairing it with jeans.  It’s still a bit chilly here in Chi-town, so the 3/4 sleeves are perfect for the office environment.  I am definitely loving the look of the stripes as they are classy yet fun.  The colors are green, hot pink, black, and red.  It’s very 1941 rockstar, if you will.

I enjoyed this blouse so much that I got the giggles.  This tends to happen when I really enjoy the outcome of a long awaited project :)

 

Author

Meg the Grand

Megan Grandstaff was thrown into the sewing world in 2005. Ever since that fateful day, she has been eager to increase her skills and reduce her (quite large) fabric stash.

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  1. Meg, this blouse is beautiful ! Now i just have to go and get this pattern… all your fault.. lol

  2. Hi Meg, the photos are great and giggles to. I love to see the happiness on peoples facing when they really enjoy what the make. I find it inspirational. The fabric is beautiful and must feel great on.

  3. Meg, the blouse is so pretty..looks good on you..We are waiting on the pants now.lol

  4. I love the little stripy neckline!

  5. Very cute! Love the color and the stripes are fun! Good luck on pants, I’m mystified by them.

  6. Cool to see this made up– I’ve had the pattern for a while too. A+ on stripe matching and I like you in the 40s rock star look!