Martha Blouse - Cherry Berry

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Red really should be considered a basic colour don't you think? Well, maybe not everyday for everyone but it certainly makes you dress differently if you embrace the idea!

This red is in a cotton fabric, and isn't as dramatic as the last red we did. This one is a true red, I'd say a primary colour red.

Great for under a suit at work, tucked into a pair of our trousers, worn loose as a jacket at the beach or knotted at the waist for fun and frolics. Match it to your lippy and it really won't matter what else you are wearing!

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

Modelled by: Luna Nightingale and Kitten Von Mew