Pattern Description: This 1930s wrap-style blouse features full sleeves which flutter from a saddle yoke and shirred shoulder.
Pattern Sizing: Pattern size A, B and C fits bust measurements from 30-46.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much, although I don't have the vintage fashion illustration figure of the pattern illustration!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. The instructions are clear and the pattern pieces fit together easily. My only issue was slippery fabric which did not particularly lend itself to the edgestitching technique recommended to construct the shoulder and yoke.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the free and easy feeling of the blouse. However it uses a LOT of fabric and the sleeves are VERY large.
Fabric Used: A pale pink silk charmeuse from Fabric Mart.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't make any changes other than finishing the neckline and hem. Rather than follow the instructions as written, I made bias tape out of leftover scrap which I topstiched to finish the edges. The sleeves were finished by hand with a narrow rolled hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again, but I'd likely make alterations. It's very distinctive and my wardrobe can only handle a limited amount dramatic sleeve! I may try this pattern in a fabric with less sheen and a slight stretch. I also would love to add a skirt to made a classic wrap dress with a bit of added interest and extra flair!
I would recommend it with the caveat that it may not suit all figures. I think this blouse is best on either a willowy Katherine Hepburn type or a curvy woman with a very defined waist. The blouse has a lot of volume so anyone straighter through the midsection is not likely to find this particularly flattering.
Conclusion: A solid vintage repro pattern that is true to it's period but won't look costumy as part of a modern wardrobe.