Today I’m working with this rather lovely vintage blouse. It’s apple green with white dots and a white collar.
I bought this in the British Red Cross shop in Barking for £3.50. The label is marked “Designed to Match” so I’m sure there was a matching skirt at some point. It’s size 14.
Truthfully, I already loved this blouse, so there wasn’t really much to be done except make it fit. I tried it on and pinned it to the right size. Since it’s a loose fitting blouse, there are no darts, so that made it really easy to just sew up the side seams quickly.
I took in about 4cm on each side.
I sewed the seams before trimming…
…and finishing the edge with a quick zig zag.
Here’s how it looks on the hanger – not bad!
I wore this with navy blue trousers. I never really understood the saying ‘blue and green should never be seen’ because it’s a colour combination I really like. This really bright green combined with navy blue has a real vintage/40s feel to it which I love.
I liked it so much I took myself off to the pub to celebrate! Cheers!