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Subversive Femme
vintage sewing patterns 1940s

Finished: Simplicity 1728, circa 1946

I only realised recently that I didn’t own a plain black blouse, how remiss!

I remembered this pattern in my collection – it’s Simplicity 1728 from 1946 – and set to making a test.

The size 36 fit really well across my shouolders, and I only needed slight adjustments for the rest:

  • Added width to the hips
  • Did a 1/4 inch Full Bust Adjustments (it’s very blousy)
  • Changed the sleeves to a bishop sleeve
  • Added 1/4 inch to the side seams

For fabric, it’s just plain viscose challis from Minerva – well priced and good quality. I also used vintage buttons from my stash.

100% will use this pattern again, in fact I’ve ordered more fabric to make another!

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