Another month, and another finished outfit!
I'm continuing to focus on vintage for daywear - and this little blouse will be perfect for work.
The original pattern was for a 36 inch bust, and when I measured out the pattern against Gertie's Tie Neck Blouse, the similarities were striking. I ended up modding the Gertie Blouse with the draping elements from the original (if that makes sense). I'm really happy with it!
Fabric Remnant Warehouse, and has a lovely drape. I used two layers of fabric when I made the self-covered buttons.
Using Gertie's pattern as a starting point to get the fit right.
Enlarging the neckline slightly.
Using a bias strip to finish the neckline.
Overall Happiness Factor
I will definitely make this top again, but I think the fabric is slightly too soft to take full advantage of the shoulder drape. Perhaps a soft cotton would be a better choice next time.
Shoes, Monaco by Miss L Fire
Skirt, Self Made
Brooch, vintage 1940s from Etsy
Earrings, vintage siam silver from Etsy
Hair Flower, Viva Las Vegas