I recently found this wonderful vintage fabric in a local antique shop, so I decided that I needed a red, white, and blue blouse for Mike's family's 4th of July party. Don't you think the leaves look a bit like fireworks? I made it with an Advance pattern from 1947. It went together great with no alterations necessary - I just left the pocket off since it seemed fairly pointless. I also used a cool new trick that I learned from Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing (which I adore, BTW!). Since the fabric was semi-sheer, I used a flesh-colored silk organza for the interfacing, which kept the faced areas from having pattern bleed-through or being brighter white than the rest of the shirt. I'll definitely be using that technique for now on!