Vintage Simplicity 5547

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?

Peasant blouse, easy to make and wear

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