This blouse has been made from an original 1940s sewing pattern using colourful cotton by Riley Blake called Christmas Traditions. A fabulous Christmas tree green base shade with baubles, stars and garlands in reds, greens and white.
A stylish blouse, it has a very full gathered bodice which fits into a smooth circular yoke. Darts front and back give this piece a lovely fitted waist and it fastens down the back with tiny original 1940s red glass buttons.
The perfect way to add a touch of Christmas cheer to your wardrobe - vintage style.
This blouse is not meant to be close fitting on the bust area - see the pattern photo to see what the fit should be like. Depending on the kind of fit you want, this is suitable for a narrow backed 36"/38" bust. However, to ensure that it will fit you properly, please compare the measurements below to a similar garment you already own.
Flat bust front 20" (this isn't right to the underarm due to the design of the blouse)
Flat bust back 18"
Flat waist 15"
Back of neck to hem 20.5"
Full shoulder width from sleeve edge to sleeve edge 24"