Thursday, July 15, 2010

Simplicity 1722: Ruffled goodness

YAY! I am super excited to have finished Simplicity 1722, the ruffled blouse pattern from 1944:




I'm wearing the blouse with my 1941 trousers and my hot pink Ness shoes.


I ended up going with the hot pink buttons (Thanks Sarah!)

Overall, it was pretty easy to put together (but time consuming!).  The ruffle was super easy and hemmed it by hand.  The only alteration I made to the pattern was to take in the shoulders a bit.  Now all I need are some shoulder pads to really complete the look!


The only thing I was worried about was the topstitching and the buttons.  Though my buttonholer did give me some problems, I think it looks pretty good!

And of course, it goes perfectly with my new snood!!!  Though I took the bow off the snood today because I thought it might be too much--even for me! (hehehe)


I really like it!  I'll have to try out the other blouse options on the pattern as well! What do you think?

28 comments:

  1. It looks so nice! Again, well done. And I've always liked snoods--you're perfect for wearing one. (My frizzy curls stick out all the little holes and look utterly ridiculous.)

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  2. Your blouse is gorgeous.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks great! Your photos are lovely too.

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  4. Lovely job--that is a very pretty style blouse!

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  5. I have no idea why my blog reader doesn't let me know when you've posted. At any rate, EEE! LOVE that blouse on you! You have the most amazing background to shoot your fantastic creations against (that one of you with the wall fulfills every Land Girl dream in me! HA!

    XOXO

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  6. It is a lovely fit, and very you!

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  7. The blouse is so cute on you! And I love your pictures. You live in an idyllic place.

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  8. Why go through a choosing process - make them all!! And yes, a pair of shoulder pads would look really good - and would balance out that very luxurious ruffle.

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  9. I love your shirt, and your snood is so cool!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  10. The blouse looks great! Shoulder pads (relatively modest in size) will make it look even better, though it looks fine as is. Love the button choice.

    -d

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  11. Hi Debi
    Love the blouse! Not to mention the other 3 on the cover. I wouldn't know what to pick. Can't wait to see your next one.
    As a lover of vintage myself, maybe you would like to check out Time Warp Living blog. It's great. all vintage.
    Keep on sewing!
    Irene

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  12. It's amazing! You seem to pop a postcard from 1944 really! you have done a magnificent job, I love the outfit!

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  13. The blouse looks lovely and it looks great with your snood and high waisted pants. I definitely think you should give the other options a go. I love view one.

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  14. It's beautiful! It doesn't look like you needed to worry about the top stitching at all!

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  15. I commented on the Sew Retro blog but I had to come and see this blog, too. I am glad I did! More gorgeous pictures! You look like you stepped out of a '40's movie. I love it! You did a fantastic job with the blouse and trousers. Bravo!

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  16. It's brilliant! What a fab job, Debi! Love it :) The hot pink buttons and the pink snood are lovely. Don't get me started on your beautiful Ness shoes.... ;)

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  17. Wowsers! It's absolutely amazing! Very good work. I want one! Gorgeous pictures too - I wish Brixton was that picturesque... x

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  18. Do you actually live in heaven? Those photos are amazing.

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  19. That is one jazzy number. Your amount of sewing is beginning to exceed mine (although it surpassed me in "periodness" ages ago)! And really, it isn't fair you get to go live in the European countryside whilst I wither away in New England.
    I did figure out though, it would cost me and my boy just under $2000 for flight/hotel to Dublin in November. Too bad I'll be busy working!

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  20. I love the hot pink buttons! I am so happy that there is another who seems to like hot pink as much as I do!

    A good blouse pattern is like gold, I agree with the other commenters and think just making them all is the way to go

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  21. You did a fantastic job on the blouse. Love how the pink buttons just pop.

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  22. How cool is that? Snood & buttons even match the wildflowers. :-)

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  23. !!! this bouse is magical!!! :)
    great job, looks faboo!!!

    :)

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  24. I love this blouse! Such a great job. I love the color contrast with the buttons and the landscape is beautiful. I wanted to study abroad in Scotland for years and would if I had the means to do it. I'm slowly building up my collection of 1940 a etsy find at a time. :D

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  25. Everything is just right and perfect! And it suits you so well! You have a done a fantastic job :)

    The other versions of the blouse pattern are great too... are you thinking of making some of them??

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  26. What a fab outfit! I am curious about how your neighbours react to your style - it can't be easy in a small Scottish village...?

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  27. Debi,
    You look fabulous! Every time I visit your blog and see your latest creation, I tell myself "Susan, you need to dig your sewing machine out of the closet and learn to sew again." But I continue to live vicariously through you...

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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