I say it with love I promise. I have some perfectly wonderful McCall’s patterns it’s just sometimes they take their brand position of
Oh it was quite lovely to get back to working with fabric rather than css & html this week. Hopefully most of the glitches (mostly in firefox) have come right but if not please do let me know!
Simplicity 2154 has been on my wishlist since it popped up in June last year. It’s one of Simplicity’s re-issued 1960s patterns and includes a cardigan, jacket, skirt and this big bow-bedecked blouse.
In woven gingham this was a straightforward but interesting make – the darts are shaped and angled rather than up and down which lends a nice fit. The collar sits beneath the bow which is stiched in place and the back neck fastens with a button and loop. It also has a side zipper although I think you could get by just fine without it.
The bow itself is fully interfaced and combined with the gingham it has a life of it’s own. I think next time I’ll leave off the interfacing bacause as fun as it is – I don’t want to feel costumey in it either. It also sits nicely – as many vintage blouses do – over a cardigan which is how I’m wearing it as I write.
I also think it’ll be a pattern that lends itself to different kinds of fabric – I’d love to try it in a soft vintage rayon for example so you can definitely expect to see this one again!