Subversive Femme

Smooth Sailing ePattern launch

Have you seen that Lauren from Wearing History is now converting some of her more popular patterns like Smooth Sailing, to download?

Out of every vintage and reproduction pattern that I’ve used, I keep coming back to the Smooth Sailing Blouse – it’s just the easiest, most 40s-looking blouse around around!

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I’ve made this in seven different fabrics (some un-blogged) and have plans to convert the short sleeve to a full length 1940’s bishop sleeve for a more ‘swing’ style.
My only recommendation with this pattern is to check your armhole! This shirt is cut from a vintage block, so the arm holes/sleeves are tiny, and I had to cut my arm holes about 3/4 of an inch deeper.
Has anyone else used Smooth Sailing before? What do you think?

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    September 13, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Been looking at it for ages! but with the shipping and customs to Sweden it would be quite expensive, but now Ill buy it to download 😀 really need a good blouse pattern!

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    October 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I love love love this pattern and am about to start a slew of the blouses. First one being out of the Michael Miller Wild Blue Yonder fabric (I can NOT bring myself to pay the 99USD for the Jitterbuggin' version!) and vintage celluloid buttons. I can't wait to have a million versions in my closet after lusting after all your variations.

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