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1930's Mandarin-Inspired Blouse

Here, the blouse is shown un-hooked at the neck and I omitted the collar tie.
This project is from one of the first and most favorite vintage patterns I picked up.  
I was drawn to this pattern for the detailed blouse and the long skirt with its unique waistband.
This project is only about the top.
Shows the open sleeve detail not so well depicted in the pattern art.
The pleats also run down each side of the back.
Detail of self-faced sleeve opening.
Here, the blouse is shown un-hooked at the neck and I omitted the collar tie.

Here, the blouse is shown un-hooked at the neck and I omitted the collar tie.

Photo: Photo: Cynthia DeGrand

I cut this blouse using a 1930's pattern from silk jacquard I found at Michael's Fabrics.  This silk was perfect for this style because of its Far-East exotic quality.

The blouse is a kimono style with slashed and self-faced short sleeves.

Ease is designed into the blouse as pleats running down each side of the front and back pieces.

I fully lined the blouse with silk habotai.


Pattern or design used: Out of print pattern
EvaDress

Comments (3)

IrmaMullins IrmaMullins writes: This detail is really valuable at all.... truly nice blouse.
Posted: 12:54 am on October 24th

EvaDress EvaDress writes: Thank you goin_sewin.
Posted: 3:15 pm on July 26th

goin_sewin goin_sewin writes: The details are lovely. Really nice blouse.
Posted: 4:47 pm on July 22nd

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