Thursday, June 17, 2010

Completed Project: Into the Woods Blouse

I'm on a roll! Here's my latest completed sewing project - a blouse that I made from Simplicity Simplicity 8927 (copyright 1970), View 2. There are so many design elements that attracted me to this particular blouse pattern: the small collar, the raglan sleeves, the retro mod style and the front closure which is actually a zipper concealed by a front placket.

The fabric is a cute Heidi Grace forest print with tiny birds, ladybugs, flowers and trees! The contrasting small collar and front placket are made from the same organic white cotton that I used for the trim and pockets on the 1970s apron dress. I used 6 tiny birds from the fabric to make the non-functional fabric-covered buttons for the placket.

This blouse was a cinch to make - only 4 hours from start to finish, so I recommend it to anyone who wants to make a cute little mod blouse in no time at all! For my next project, I'll be making an outfit from a 1970s Kenzo "young designer" pattern: a pair of paper bag waist bermuda shorts and a blouse made from a crazy vintage 1960s space-age print cotton that needs to be de-stashed!


  1. I love the fabric and the buttons! Good work!

  2. the fabric is divine and the mod shirt itself as well.