Martha Blouse - Gingham rose

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Here's a tiny run of only 4 blouses we've made up from leftover fabric. It's so sweet.  Rows of sweet pink roses grow between strips of black and white gingham. Gorgeous with shorts, or to welcome in autumn. It could lend a fresh look to your western wear too! Ye ha!

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 - just look at the pockets on the jerkin!

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 renactors
  • Pearl effect matching buttons
  • Machine washable
  • 100% cotton
  • Breast pocket
  • Fabric and components all purchased in the UK
  • Manufactured in the UK