Sunday, July 4, 2010

40's blouse for 4th of July


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!  


12 comments:

Rhonda said...

very pretty!

Louli said...

I love it!

apocalypticbob said...

Lovely! And very patriotic! I agree that the leaves look like fireworks. Thanks for the flesh colored interfacing tip. I'm locking it away in my brain for future reference.

padawansguide said...

Cute!

Cathy Raymond said...

It gives a great Fourth of July effect. Happy Fourth!

Traci @ The Bakery said...

Oh I long for the day I can sew a lining....great job!!

casey said...

It looks fantastic! The organza interfacing really does make a difference; I'm going to have to stock up on some of that for my projects!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Trudy Callan said...

Love your blouse. Thanks for sharing the flesh colored organza interfacing tip. Great idea.

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Trudy Callan said...

I've just gone through all of your blog posts and find your blog very intriguing; so I am putting you on my blog roll so that I won't miss a thing.

I've made a couple of vintage things. Plan on making more in the future.

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

sewinghappyplace said...

You did an awesome job on this. Happy 4th!

Rebecca said...

Love the blouse! You should definitely wear it throughout the year, not just on the 4th!

Beth said...

I love the fabric! Beautiful blouse!

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