This blouse is such a quick and easy way to take an extra yard of fabric and turn it into something special! Add some pizzaz with different fabrics, contrasting colors, and trims!! The possibilities are endless!
What you will need:
1 yard of fabric*
12″ of 1/2″ wide elastic
* To create a larger size, simply create a larger square – 40″ x 40″, 42″ x 42″, etc
This pattern can be created by simply measuring and cutting the actual fabric, however the pictures below are shown on a large piece of craft paper.
I think I have drained my current pool of patterns. I mean, I love many of them and will always use them…but, I’m am definitely feeling a little bored. Especially with my due date coming closer and closer, I am trying to stay occupied with sewing…it’s sort of working! 🙂
So yesterday, with the warm sun on my face, I spent a little time looking up some new and different patterns to try.
Here are a few of my favorites!!!
Links to the patterns are below each image!
I love the unique and various caps in this particular pattern. Especially the Round Eared Cap with double ruffle!!
With a yardage requirement of 16 yards, this gown would definitely be a commitment, but I love all the ruffles and draping! I would also want to use a polka dot fabric just like the sample photo below!
I decided to bring back an old post favorite which I haven’t done in a while: On My Inspiration Board! For this post, I choose either a color, pattern, shape, or type of gown and collect my favorites to share from the years 1800-1950. For today’s version, I decided to choose gowns made out a of patterned fabric. Whether geometric, floral, or striped, these gowns are wonderful examples of fabric design and gown creation!
In my daily wardrobe, I don’t really wear a whole lot of patterns. Yet when it comes to my sewing, I adore using patterns. Any type of pattern using any type of colors. I simply love it. And based on all my research, I am not alone! From morning gowns, to tea gowns, to evening gowns, patterns have been a favorite for decades.
This particular painting shows how embroidery create a lovely pattern on this elegant 1810’s court dress. Perhaps not a gown to be worn by the average woman, bust still stunning!
Duchess Talleyrand-Périgord, Princess Dorothea by Joseph Chabord
This gown from the late 1800’s is a wonderful example of the striking impact a good pattern can create! Not only does the cut of the gown highlight the pattern, but the black and white stripe is absolutely eye catching!
While there are so many options out there, I did my best to select a variety of gowns from a variety of time periods. So, without further ado, here is this month’s Inspiration Board!
Even though I am still rocking maternity clothes, I thought this jacket from Modcloth would still be a wonderful addition to both my maternity and regular wardrobe. Pair it with skinny jeans and a pair of flats…and maybe a mocha latte! Perfect!!
Last Saturday, I had the extreme privilege of being allowed special access to photograph my gowns in and around the historic buildings belonging to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. This museum not only features many wonderful exhibits for both young and old, but they also have twelve historical buildings that have been painstakingly and lovingly returned to historical accuracy. A truly wonderful place for the whole family where you can take a step back in time!
Here are a few outside pictures of the buildings apart of this wonderful village!
Aren’t they stunning!? Sigh….
Anyways! This past Saturday, I loaded up a a variety of gowns, two great friends, and spent a fabulous afternoon enjoying the warm sunshine and all things historical!!
I love fashion spreads in magazines. I love seeing the looks, colors, styles, and accessories that are currently (or have been) in trend…no matter what the decade. And today’s spread is no exception!
Another thing that I absolutely adore about these early women’s magazines are how varied and detailed the topics are compared to today’s. You especially get that vibe when you read the descriptions of each outfit and accessory. It isn’t simply a list of the maker and price. Instead it is a lovely little blurb highlighting the main points of each item along with a wonderful description of color.
I hope you enjoy taking a little look back at not only fashion from the 1920’s, but also into the setup and work that went in to creating these wonderful magazine pieces! 🙂
Fashions Edited by Helen Kous
Good Housekeeping, April, 1922 Volume 74, Number 4
Today’s post is a little bit different but very exciting! I have been thinking about different ways to reach out and create a more interactive exchange between fashion enthusiasts. While I love reading other blogs and following individuals on Instagram, I couldn’t help but think about a place where all those who love historical fashion could interact with each other. Now, I know there are many groups out there for seamstresses, reenactors, etc. but very few where anyone who appreciates historical fashion in all its various forms can connect. Well, I plan to fix that today!
I have created a Facebook group entitled Inside Aimee’s Armoire which encourages anyone who loves and enjoys recreating or appreciating historical fashion on any level to share and be inspired. I’m talking jewelry makers, knitters, milliners, beauticians, seamstresses, hair stylist, footwear fanatics….the list can go on! If you love historical fashion than I want to connect with you and I’m sure there are many others out there who would love to as well!
Finished that carefully reproduced version of a 1880’s skirt?
Nailed the perfect 1930’s coifed bob?
Have the perfect tutorial for a vintage inspired makeup look?
Found an image of a gown that takes your breath away?
Ask and let us all help each other!!
So let’s build each other up and connect over our mutual love for historical fashion in whatever thread or avenue that speaks to you!!
See you over there! 🙂
Description of Group:
Inside Aimee’s Armoire is all about helping, sharing, and encouraging others in appreciation of historical/ vintage fashion. Share your favorite projects, inspiration photos, or tutorials all on fashion from the past! Topics can include: sewing, millinery, fashion plates, pattern design, knitting/crocheting, jewelry, beauty, and footwear.
Please be respectful to all members. Admin reserves the right to withdraw membership for inappropriate or disrespectful posts.
Today’s post is all about appreciating the various aspects of life during the 1920’s. From recipes to fashion and a bit in between, I hope you enjoy these reflections of the past. And of course, I hope you will try one of the delicious recipes provided below…I know I will! 🙂
Spring weddings are the perfect time to choose something bright and cheerful! I love the cut of the green dress!
Finding the perfect wave and bob is such an eternal struggle. Maybe these images will help spark some ideas!
Upcoming rainy days mean bringing out the old reliable rain coat! This stylish lady has both a matching hat and jacket in a happy shade of blue!
This lady is not only impeccably dressed, she is also in a stunning location!
Host a spring tea party and make a few of these little treats to serve!
I adore house plans, and this little bungalow is equal parts quaint and charming!