Friday, March 6, 2015

1940's feedsack peasant blouse & knit peplum jacket...

 Some outfits I wear feature one or two articles of clothing that I made.
(While some don't feature one stitch of me-made!)
This particular ensemble is completely made by moi!
Well, apart from the shoes.
(Laura Ashley from Bergners, I think.)

I think my knit peplum jacket goes quite well with this 1940's look.
The pattern is designed by Debbie Bliss and called the Edwardian Jacket.
I made this a few months back.
I bought the yarn at a local yarn store on my birthday last year!
They were having a super good sale so I got a super deal.
(Happy birthday to me!)
I actually wore this jacket with my Beatrix Potter costume.
You can just see it in the last photo of that post.

The yarn is an oh-so-soft Merino wool & cashmere blend.
I just love the color. It's called pale mauve,
but I think of it more as a pale orchid.

Under my cuddly jacket I'm wearing this peasant blouse I made from a vintage feedsack.

I purchased both the pattern & the feedsack from Lilia at Pantry Door.

 I also bought 3 of this delicious feedsack!

Soon to be a 1940's style dress.
(Hopefully this Spring!)

But I digress...

The blouse is quite short, and doesn't really like to stay tucked in.
No directing traffic or assisting a plane in landing in this outfit. No, Sir-ee!
I may eventually add a band of fabric to the bottom just to help it behave itself.
The skirt I made from a remnant of black flannel I bought at Joann Fabrics.
It had the ruffle on there ready made!
There was just enough to fit comfortably around my *ahem* bum with just a 1/4" seam.
It is only very lightly gathered onto a yoke-type waistband.
While it's perhaps not exactly what I had envisioned when planning a skirt to go with this blouse,
I think it goes quite well and is rather flattering, though I say it myself. ;)

I haven't placed that yarn order yet to finish up my Victory Jumper.
I just know as soon as I do & receive my "order shipped" email
I'll remember there was something else I needed to order too!
(Does anyone else do that, or is that just me?)
In the meantime here is what I've started.

I need to make a couple baby sweaters for gifts too.
This beautiful light blue tweed yarn was just begging to be made into this lovely sweater.
Isn't that little collar the dearest little thing?

{Photos of me snapped by my sister Kelsey}


  1. You look simply lovely, dear Miss Michelle! The sweater looks oh so cozy and the blouse is very pretty and colorful.

    Happy weekend to you :) Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! And a very happy weekend to you too. :)

  2. Ohhh. That jacket is perfection, as is the blouse. Oh yeah, and the skirt. And did I mention the shoes? ;)
    The skirt is indeed flattering, and how nice is that to find the fabric with a ruffle already attached? It is so pretty!
    As far as the blouse - a band around the bottom might just be the thing! I just made a nautical blouse like my green floral one, and since I only had 1 yard of the anchor-laden fabric, I used a solid color for the bottom part. It doesn't ever show, but it works great as a "filler!"
    Beautiful outfit, Miss Michelle! I'm so excited to see sewing projects from you! :)

    1. Thanks Esther! I'll definitely have to try sewing on some filler fabric. ;)

  3. Michelle, I just love your outfit! The sweater is so pretty and feminine! I can just imagine what a treat it is to wear knitted up in such delightfully soft yarn. The blouse and skirt look terrific too. Your hair is beautiful, I loved the way you styled it. Your "kerchief" fabric is adorable. I will look forward to seeing the dress you will sew. : ) And the sweater you are working on is gorgeous!!


  4. You look lovely in your outfit! And your blouse and skirt are so cute! I can't wait to see what dress you make with that feedsack, and the sweater you are knitting certainly looks intriguing. :)

    the Middle Sister and Singer

  5. How cute!!!!! I love, love, love seeing the finished outfit!! And the sweater is perfection. I can't wait to see the next outfit made out of the cute "scarf" feed sack. Thank you, too, for the link up! The Pantry Door is always open to you~!

    1. Thank you for the kind compliment, Lilia. Also, thanks for offering such lovelies in your shop! :)

  6. Love your outfit! And that feedsack- soooo cute!!!

  7. Very pretty ensemble! That blouse is all kinds of timeless fun. I just love a great bow print, don't you? So sweet, feminine and beautiful!

    Big hugs & many thanks for your wonderfully nice comment on today's vintage outfit post,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you, Jessica! Indeed, I do love a great bow print - there's just something about 'em. :D

      Your post made me long for strawberry season! ^_^

  8. hi,ciao Miss pretty look...your hand made outfit is a work of Art indeed...cheers!

  9. love the skirt with it's ruffle and how the sweater matches the skirt's style just perfectly. and i truly love how you used the vintage pattern to sew the pretty top... skilled you are.


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