Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Featured Pattern! "A Simple to Make Blouse for Beach or Evening Wear"

Isn't this pattern from my sponsor ZipZapKap divine? It's just the kind of thing I love: a basic 50s blouse that you can customize to your heart's content. As the pattern says, "This Simple to Make blouse is sleeveless and is styled for beach or evening wear." You know what else is great about it? According to the line drawing, it looks like this VERY similar to VoNBBS's Portrait Neckline blouse, which many of you have asked about (see my versions of that blouse here and here). All you'd have to do is extend the shoulders and sew the darts as tucks!

Not to mention that it's an awesome pattern in itself. Can't you just see it in so many different fabrics? It's available in a 34" bust here. Go get it before it's gone!


  1. I must be going blind, I thought that read 'Evening or Beach War'! A lovely pattern indeed.

  2. hahah damn your many devoted readers! already gone...

  3. First off, I adore your blog! I'm relatively new to sewing and I find your posts immensely helpful and a delight to read. Secondly I bought this exact pattern at the Vintage Clothing and Textiles Show in Toronto last weekend. Can't wait to get started, thanks for the tip about converting it into a portrait blouse! xo Sara

  4. Very flattering! Would be a great top to a whole vintage inspired swimsuit.

    Blog award for you on my site today, Gertie! You're an inspiration!

  5. Oh how funny - I just bought this on ebay last week and it turned up yesterday! Can't wait to make a niffty little top - although the weather is cooling in Australia so it might be put off for a little while as I have many a winter outfit to make before it gets too cold..


Thanks for your comments; I read each and every one! xo Gertie