Martha Blouse - Long sleeve- Sweet hedgerow

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We keep low stock levels on site so sometimes our manufacturer will complete your garment only once you order, and that can take a week or so. If you are in a rush, please order and let us know when you need it. We’ll do our best.

Sweet blooms of beige, brown and green are sprinkled over ivory in this gorgeous simple print. We aren’t sure a flower like this exists, but it does remind us of small blooms you’d find on unassuming shrubs that dazzle and delight with their beautiful scent. 

This blouse would team so well with our best selling forest green trousers! Add a cute cardy in cooler months or knot it at the waist for springtime. Versatile and flattering. 
Viscose (or Rayon, as the American's call it) is made from wood pulp and is more drapey than cotton and breathes better than polyester. They marketed it as "artificial silk", especially in the war years when supplies of real silk was needed for the manufacturing of parachutes.


We've named the Martha blouse after Shona's great grandmother, a real adventurer, who followed her children out to New Zealand after her husband retired. Now that is some trip to make later in life. We think the Martha set is all about adventuring, even if it is a bit more urban than a pilgrimage on a sailing ship 

This style of blouse, with the strong pointed collar and darted shoulders shows up in sewing patterns from 1941 - 1946. The collar itself lived on a little longer, still appearing at the start of the New Look era.

Vintage credentials and other points to note:

Inspired from a vintage pattern (we have modernised the fit and the construction but not the style)

  • Classic curved and pointed 40s collar
  • Small darts sewn into the top of the sleeve
  • Suitable for war-time reenactors
  • Pearl effect matching buttons
  • Machine washable
  • 100% viscose
  • Breast pocket
  • Fabric and components all purchased in the UK
  • Manufactured in the UK

Modelled by: Kitten-Von-Mew and Shona-Van-Beers