Monday, July 18, 2011

Simplicity 1201

Here's one of the other garments I made during my blogging hiatus. I made this a couple of months ago when the weather started getting warmer here. Generally, I've felt a need for more separates, so expect to see more blouses and skirts in the future!

The pattern is Simplicity 1201, which I bought from Roses Vintage Sewing on Etsy:

And here's how my interpretation of view 4 looks (as well as proof of how tired I am today, lol!):

The blouse fits quite nicely, but the very wide neck and the stiffness of the yoke and the likewise ties sorta gives it a life of its own in the yoke area. It probably doesn't help that I've got it tucked into a pencil skirt in the photos, but it does hang much nicer when it's just over the skirt or pants instead, but this was the only skirt I had available to wear with it today (hence I need more separates, lol!)

The fabric is a printed cotton poplin, which is very comfortable to wear. Here's a close-up of the fabric so you can see it in more detail:

I bought enough of it to make another blouse and I have most of that pattern cut out, so it probably won't be ages before I make that one.

The pattern was pretty simple to put together as I bought it in my preferred vintage size, but I doubt I'll make the yoked version again. I intend to make the one with the bateau neckline at some point, though :)
If you like this pattern, then you'll be happy to know that it's quite easy to get hold of and usually rather affordable too. As a matter of fact, there's a couple for sale on Etsy at the moment.

Thank you for reading! :)


  1. Pretty! I really like the shoulder ties... :)

  2. just love the fabric! love those little flirty sholder ties. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cute. This was a popular style in the 50's. It would make into a cute dress too with a full skirt.

  4. Thank you for your comments! :D

    Maggie: I agree that it would make a cute dress if a skirt was attached and I also think that might help control the yoke better. I think there was someone who actually used this pattern to make a full skirt dress with a dropped waist over at Sew Retro ages ago, but I can't remember which of the views from this pattern she used for the bodice. It looked really lovely, though :)

  5. Polly Esther, bravo on the hilarious name (polyester... love it), the fantastic vintage pattern images, project images, and for this blouse.

    The bateau-type neckline is something I favor lately - and this blouse has one similar. The ties are charming too. Good blogging.