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1930’s One Hour Summer Top

1930's top

Last year I purchased some fabric in a unique color blend of black, yellow, and light grey.  I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, but since it was such a great price, I, of course, snatched it right up!  Well, it has finally found a purpose with this very easy summer blouse.

This is all one piece, and if you can make a hem, you can make this top!  The most important part of the construction of this blouse is with the shape of the one piece.  While you can technically do any length or width that you would like, make sure you don’t make the neckline too wide…a mistake I made on my first practice round.  I recommend a 9″ x 6″ square opening.

Here is the pattern I created for this design:

Pattern

1930's Summer Top

 

Materials:
  • 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 yards of fabric
Process:
  1. Hem all raw edges of the top, including the neckline.
  2. Either hem all raw edges of tie, or you can cut out double the amount of ties and stitch them right sides together on three sides, then turn out.
  3. Decide which side will be the front of the top and stitch the shorter of the ties, right sides together, to the bottom of that side.  Repeat with the back of the blouse with the longer ties.
  4. To wear: tie the front ties around the back, then bring the back ties around to the front and tie in a bow.

And that is it!  A very easy, comfortable blouse that can be worn with a skirt, flare jeans, or shorts.

Front with ties pulled back

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Tie the ties in a knot…

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….then tuck under the ends.

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Bring back ties around to the front, and tie in a bow.

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Enjoy!

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13 Comments

  1. Pingback: 1930’s Inspired Summer Blouse

  2. Shannon says

    I love the look! But there are no side seams at all? It’s completely open like a poncho?

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    • Hi Shannon!
      Yes, it is completely open at the sides, however since the sleeves are so wide, you have a pretty wide range of motion without having to worry about your side being seen.
      Hope this helps!
      Thanks, Aimee

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  3. Wow, this top is so super easy looking to make, but it gives a great style. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I will definitely attempt making one of these fun blouses.

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  4. I love this! The circle shape of the fabric creates such gorgeous flutter sleeves. Will definitely run one of these up at some point.

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