As soon as I put this on my husband asked if I was going to watch some Friends reruns! This shirt is very 90’s and was such fun to make. I’ve been on a blouse kick lately trying to round out my handmade wardrobe. One thing I’m sorely missing is dress shirts. I feel like I’m a much better seamstress now so time to branch out a bit.
This was a relatively easy sew. The instructions are super easy to follow and I love all the details in this pattern. The safari style flap pockets, perfectly sized collar, pleated cuffs, yoke with forward shoulder seams and shaped hemline are beautiful touches. This version is my wearable muslin in a gifted chambray. Both the pattern and the material came from Judy’s stash- one of my very favorite ladies from ASG who sadly passed away earlier in the year. I’m so glad I got so many of Judy’s vintage patterns- I think of her whenever I wear them. Hopefully some of her effervescent personality will rub off on me!
I made this up in a larger size than I usually do as this was already cut out in the size 16 and didn’t have some of the smaller size pieces. I will probably grade it down a bit next time I make it but didn’t want to mess with it too much while trying it out. It’s meant to be a bit oversize which I like. It’s a great layering piece and since I’ll probably only wear this style in the winter that’s all good. I really want to make the short sleeve version and that will need to be sized down. One of my fav parts of this make are the buttons. You’re actually seeing the reverse side with the brown. The “right” sides are an opalescent pearl finish.
All the Details:
Vintage Vogue 8447
©1992; Misses’ Shirt: Very loose-fitting shirt has dropped shoulders, mock front bands, yoke with forward shoulder seams, pocket variations, shaped hemline and above elbow sleeves with stitched hem.
A: flaps. B: collar band. A and C: collar on band. Size 16.
On the home front we are at Day 2 of Online Learning for the kiddos. Thankfully it’s getting easier now that the server is starting to work a bit better. I will say trying to get both kids set up on assignments is keeping me really busy. I somehow thought I’d get more free time once they started school again but so far that is not the case. And now they’re set to be home until at least May 1st. I’m going to need a vacation from our staycation after this is all over!
I have been sewing up a storm whenever I get a chance. I made dust/face masks for my (property mananger) husband’s employee’s so they can clean the building’s garage since there are no regular masks available now. Plus they can keep them and reuse them which is great. I did realize I really don’t have that large of a fabric stash as finding supplies for those 12 masks used up almost all of my extra cotton. I ordered a bit more fabric for dyeing from Organic Cotton Plus and got their mask kit – which makes 8 – so I’ll use that for family and friends who’d like some.
I’ve already cut out 3 more shirts/blouses and some knit tank tops and leggings. Batch sewing is the way to go with knits! I finished another Vintage pattern, a gorgeous 1948 robe, and a little swim dress with hood that I can’t wait to share. I’ve been cooking and baking a-lot too now that I have no freelance work… keeping nice and busy.
Back soon with some more makes. Keep safe and Happy Sewing!