This blouse is my first foray into McCall’s Archive Collection. And I know some people think that neck-tie designs have a tendency to look like you are wearing a napkin . . . but I love them! I suppose slurping tomato soup might present some problems while wearing this particular blouse, but I can work around that.
The description of this pattern includes the phrase “loose-fitting.”
It may have something to do with my fabric choice (not very drapey) or perhaps the underbust seamline, but I was unable to get the garment on my collapsible shoulder dress form (which is smaller than me). This was rather distressing. Thankfully, I can get it on my own body without any issue. Strangely enough, the sleeves are a bit loose, which may be a first for me.
But that is what a muslin is for!
I wonder how popular these Archive patterns are since there are no new designs included in the latest catalog release. What do you think of the newest reproduction collection?
I think McCalls made a mistake not including the original illustrations. Perhaps they are trying to appeal to a wider audience (although the model photos on the envelope are clearly styled with a retro flair), but the vintage drawing are so pretty . . . why not use them?
Has anyone come across the original 1933 pattern? I have not been able to find the original online.
But in any event, I am very pleased with the way my wearable muslin turned out, and I definitely plan on making this again. And in the interest of more readily available 1930s blouse designs, I hope the Archive Collection continues.
Blouse: Made by me, McCalls 7053
Skirt: Made by me, McCalls 2698
Shoes: Oh Deer