Vintage McCalls 2137
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Hipster, Retro / Vintage
Vintage 60s-70s? fabric
What was your inspiration?
I found this fabulous 50s cowgirl blouse pattern at a vintage market for $5 a few weeks ago. Score!
What are you most proud of?
The pockets and the rodeo yoke detail work. Working with piping on delicate vintage fabric required a lot of patience - and a couple of glasses of wine.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I'm sooo glad I made a muslin of this pattern first. The blouse from the pattern was HUGE and boxy - more like a short man's shirt than the close fitting rodeo shirt in the drawing on the envelope. I've noticed with patterns from 50s-60s that the drawings sometimes are more 'inspirational' than accurate. I ended up editing the body pieces to a much slimmer fit using another pattern from my stash as a template, and added a side bust dart for a more comfortable fit.