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.