1940's Retro peplum blouse. Button down blouse with peplum, darts and cap sleeves. Neckline options include scoop neck or short stand up collar with bow Pattern Sizing:
6-14 I made my usual 12 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes! Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This pattern is well drafted and went together easily. And quickly! It has a flattering neckline. I love the cap sleeves, cinched-in waist and full peplum skirt. No dislikes. Fabric Used:
Cotton sateen with 2% spandex Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Only a couple. There is a dart in the front that connects with the lower front and peplum. Maddychan gave a great tip in her review to partially sew the dart prior to joining to the front and peplum. I sewed from the point of the dart almost to the circle marking where it feeds into the front extension and peplum. It did make that step easier. Also, I felt like the facings down the front might be fiddly so I sewed down each side 2" in from the front edge. It really can't be noticed and just looks like topstitching but it keeps the facings nicely in place. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I might sew it again in maybe a black satin for evening. And the view made in a stripe is adorable, too. I do highly recommend it. Conclusion:
I love this little top. It reminds me of some that my mom wore back in the day. Simplicity printed an interesting blurb on the pattern instruction sheet about WW II's influence on the fashion world. I reprinted it on my blog if you're interested in fashion trends from this era.