The Rose Print Blouse

Fabric: Rayon, $7/yd, 2 yards
Pattern: Simplicity 1554
Year: 1945
Notions: black plastic buttons, $1
Time to complete: one week, working on it mostly on evenings
First worn: Hasn’t been worn yet!
Wear again? Yes
Total price: $16

Pattern used:

Simplicity 1554. I made View C, with the peter pan collar.

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I look very stern in these pictures but I think it’s the hair, something I’m definitely not used to.

I’ve made this before, but only once before in View C. It’s hard to see the collar with the busy pattern but it’s there! I used rose print rayon that felt very 40s to me. It was a dream to sew and has great drape. Shown here with Wearing History gabardine shorts.

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Janice has been sewing her own clothes for the past few years and enjoys sewing from vintage patterns, especially the 40s, 50s and 60s.


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  1. Your hair is lovely! I could definitely get used to having hair like that!!

  2. Love the hair and LOVE that fabulous rose print fabric! The blouse turned out beautifully!

  3. Love it! your style is always consistent. Lovely work on the blouse and the fabric choice is perfect, stern? no, relaxed! you should totally do your hair like that more often. Great job.

  4. Beautiful blouse! Love your hair!

  5. Great pattern, all the views look so different. You’ll probably get a lot of use out of the pattern.

  6. Very cute pattern and the fabric choice is spot on. It looks very nice on you. I see the collar, no worries! :)