...1940's ruffled blouses that is. I absolutely adore them. Check out these amazing patterns (all from the vintage pattern wiki). I love this Butterick pattern and the tab detail:
What about this Hollywood pattern? I love the way it ties in front:
And then there's this Vogue pattern which is so sophisticated:
And then we can't leave out my absolute favorite pattern company, McCall and this beauty:
And here is Lauren Bacall in just the hint of ruffle (image from the amazing Couture Allure blog):
And what about this ruffled blouse and skirt suit combo from what looks like the late 1930's:
And you must check out Susannah's ruffle blouse she made from a 1943 pattern.
So, I'm taking all this inspiration and am working on a ruffled blouse of my own from this 1944 pattern:
I'm planning to make view 2 in a blue/grey material with either bright blue or hot pink buttons (I haven't decided)....