Wednesday, 13 June 2012

For the Love of Vogue

Although the winter weather has well and truly set in, I find my thoughts turning to floaty, feminine blouses. In the last two days I have washed no less than four pieces of fabric, but can't decided which one I'd like to use first. Then there's the pattern...

I've mentioned previously just how much I love Vogue patterns; they have such lovely design features, the instructions are very clear and the illustrations always get my attention. I particularly like their 1940s blouses and have quite a few in my pattern collection. These are some of my favourites:

Vogue 6422

I have some deep purple satin with a floral print in my stash which has been ear-marked for this one.

Vogue 5269
I don't have any fabric in mind for this one, but I do love the satiny stripes, not to mention the classy little tuxedo collar. Tres chic!!

Vogue 5024
I love this day-to-evening style blouse with its radiating tucks at the neckline; the perfect fabric is yet to make itself known.

Vogue 9860
This is another simple but elegant blouse; the version with the waist tie can be made with a sexy split opening at the back. Like I said, it's all in the details.

Vogue 8976
And then there's this softly tailored day blouse. This is the blouse I've been daydreaming about, either version would do. I've several fabric choices, most of them blue, but I'm not sure which one I should go with.

They're all so pretty.
Which one would you choose?

- Tamara


  1. second from the left I feel x

  2. Are you making the short or long sleeved blouse? This may make an impact on your fabric choice. I also have the blue daisy print, it is lovely but I can't decide exactly what to do with it. It is so soft I am not sure how much shape it will hold, I am thinking of a pussy-bow blouse. I think the Paris-styled print would make a wonderful 40s style dress. So my choice out of your fabrics would be the plain blue to show off the detailing of the design details of the pattern. Hope this helps.

  3. What splendidly wonderful 1940s patterns. I really can't pick a fave, as there isn't a single style I wouldn't wear. I love the elegant artwork on vintage Vogue pattern sleeves, too - it's worthy of framing! :)

    Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my Flickr Favourites post on Friday, dear gal. I've been having fun with purple this month and look forward to posting some violet outfit snaps in the coming weeks. :)

    Wishing you an awesome Monday & week ahead,
    ♥ Jessica

  4. I love these old Vogue patterns! :). Your blog is awesome-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!!

    Elle xoxo


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