I’m on sort of a blouse and skirt making kick and as it so happens I managed to knock out a quick blouse and skirt over the weekend while staying at my mother-in-law’s, Miss Linda.
I had already planned to make is vintage 1940’s re-release of Simplicity 1692 and brought a lovely pink floral polyester ( I think), fabric with me.
The pattern featured two views with kimono sleeves, which I love. As I soon discovered they were also really easy to make.
The blouse only took just under 2 hours to put together. I was really happy with how it came out.
After making the blouse I felt that I had enough time and fabric to make a skirt. However, I hadn’t originally planned to make a skirt and did not bring a skirt pattern with me.
Though, as faith should have it, that morning while out antiquing with Miss Linda, I actually bought a skirt pattern, McCall’s pattern 8046. The pattern is from 1996 and while not vintage it does have a classic look.
The pattern had 8 different variations, but I choose to go with view A, which is the most basic of all the skirts.
Miss Linda had a spare zipper for me to use on the skirt, and I finished it off the same as the blouse with a simple rolled hem.
The skirt took about another 2 hours, thus in total the dress took about 4 hours to make.
I was so excited about my new blouse and skirt I decided to wear it the next day. With all the excitement I totally forgot to take any pictures until just the other day.
The blouse and skirt are booth loose and comfy to wear. I am also in love with the colors. While I tell people I’m not a pink person, as it turns out I make a lot of pink outfits. Since I do look good in pink, maybe I’m a pink person after all.
Since this project was so quick and easy, I’m certain that I will be making these patterns again soon.
Friendly suggestions:hold still for your photos so they aren’t blurred & try tucking in the blouse to get a waistline
Thanks for the tips. As for the waistline, I wanted to highlight the pin tucks near the bottom of the blouse, you wouldn’t see them if it was tucked in. Anyways, I appreciate your suggestions.