I can’t begin to describe how much I love the Smooth Sailing blouse from Wearing History!
The fit is really good, and the shirt looks great with a lot of high waisted pants ansd skirts I own (yep, I tried it on with everything). I made the size 22 (40 inch bust) and added a little extra width at the hip.
It only takes 2 metres of fabric to make!
There’s ample fabric in the blouse and button hole placement to stop the ‘gape’ at the bust.
None. I’m making many versions of this shirt.
Forwarned is forarmed.
This shirt is cut from a vintage block, so the arm holes/sleeves are tiny! I made a muslin so I could cut the armholes deeper (about 3/4 of an inch). I also added width to the sleeves because there was no way it was going to fit around my bicep.
The shoulder is quite wide (the sleeves heads were well onto my arm) so I reduced them by half an inch also.
All in all, I love it to death. I wasnt sure about the trim but who doesnt love ric-rac? The buttons are vintage (1950’s I think) from my Nan’s old stash. The fabric is some quilting cotton I picked up, I think its Michael Miller?
And this is what I wore to Shaking All Over.
|Freddies of Pinewood 1940s Work Pants, Bloch Shoes|
You can’t go wrong with comfy jeans and dancing shoes.
I can’t figure out the Freddies of Pinewood sizing – the Dungaree Dolls and 1940’s Work Pants fit perfect, but the Side Button Jeans are much too small? (note to the pear-shaped girls out there).
Anyway, Cowboy and I danced for hours to the bands – i’m still recovering from my blisters this morning.
Hope you crazy cats all had a good weekend too!