I am so excited to share today’s post with you, as it offers one of my favorite sewing cheats: taking an already created pattern and tweaking it into something completely new. And today’s little tweak comes in the form of a 1940’s blouse. I will show you the pattern I have chosen to use, but feel free to use any blouse pattern that you would like as the method to create this top doesn’t change too much!
Here we go!
I chose to use McCall’s Blouse Pattern #M6750 pictured below.
Once you have chosen your pattern, take a look at the back of the envelope to find out how much fabric you will need along with the required notions. Then, simply add an extra 1/4-1/3 yard of fabric to account for the ruffles. Cut out the paper pieces, and follow this simple step to create the new pattern for the front of the bodice.
Now that the pattern is drafted, cut out your fabric and let’s construct the bodice.
The most time consuming part deals with the facing and trim. But will a little time and patience, it will go together rather easily!
Time to talk about the sleeves!!
Now, finish the blouse according to the pattern instructions making sure to hem and add the appropriate closures.
And that’s it!! I have included many close ups of the two different blouses so you can see the various construction parts.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial!
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