Vintage Simplicity 5547
When reading Karen’s Pattern Pyramid Giveaway Launch post, Simplicity 5547 caught my attention. I’m rather partial to a peasant top (or do you say blouse?) even if it’s from 1964!
In June, when the competition was announced, I was not a blogger and not ready to become one! So, that evening I logged onto Etsy and the sewing gods were smiling on me. I found and purchased the pattern in my size.
On Saturday, while my girls helped Brett and his wife transform our little backyard…
I got to work on View 2 (with 3/4 rather than full length sleeves) using some Japanese Cotton Lawn from Spotlight. I have quite a bit of this fabric in various patterns and colourways. It’s primary use is to make wearable muslins before I cut into my Liberty of London stash!
The pattern drafting, sizing and instructions were all good (it’s always fabulous to have a ‘win’ after a wadder!). By the way, I ignored the instructions for creating the drawstring and used my bias tape maker.
I’m really pleased with my new top. I think you’ll be seeing more of these… maybe even a Liberty one!
Interested in this vintage pattern but can’t find it online? Why don’t you try StyleARC’s Anita Peasant Blouse? They look very similar don’t you think?