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Made from shirting material or (as in this example) silk with short sleeves, my Romantic Era Blouse pattern looks very retro-1940s!  This is a fun pattern to use to create a wide variety of styles. If you like the “Peggy Carter” look, this pattern is perfect to pair with both 1940s- and 1950s-style skirts!

  • Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL (essentially 6-24) all included in one ePattern.
  • Illustrated instructions make construction easy!
  • Options for long, cuffed sleeves and short cap sleeves.
  • All-in-one collar makes this an easy blouse to put together.
  • Photo Instructions in the works!
  • Click to download the Romantic Blouse Pattern yardage chart.
  • Available for instant download!
  • This pattern is rated intermediate, but a patient beginner can make a blouse if the collar step is taken slowly and carefully.

Note: If you purchased a copy of this pattern prior to August 20, 2007, clickHERE for corrections/revisions.

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9 comments on “Retro-1940s “Swing” Style Blouse”

    • Hi, Marianne! “New Look” covers a lot of options, as fashion changed dramatically from 1945-1950. I have already sent pattern sheets to my printer for two new 1950s patterns, and I am finalizing sheets for at least three more (aiming for Christmas publication). If you have an image of the design you like, please email it, and I’ll let you know if it’s close to what I have coming out. Thanks!

  1. Thanks, Jennie! What I have in mind is a full-skirted dress with a fitted bodice that buttons down the front. Either a scooped or a collared neckline. Short uncuffed or 3/4 cuffed sleeves. It’s a style that suits me very well, but as I am a size 20 it’s hard finding a ready-made, reasonably priced dress in that size. Also, I have some gorgeous shot silk, cobalt blue and emerald green that I want to use for it!

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