As of now, it's still available in a 14 on etsy if you love it like me!
Vintage Patterns wikia has it as "ca. 1963." I didn't see a date on my pattern, but I would say that 1963 sounds reasonable--the hair and styling looks early-60s to me. Disclaimer: I don't really know what I'm talking about. For actual facts about 1963, see Catherine's post here!
I don't have tons of garment photos since this is more of a wearable muslin, and because I forced my fiance to take them at night before a Doomtree show (you can watch their super creepy new music video here, oh man!) and he was feeling a little conspicuous I believe, so perhaps this post is toeing the line between "personal style" blog--yes, this is what I wore to a hip hop show--and sewing blogging so if you're JUST here for the sewing, #sorrynotsorry. Okay fine, here's some sewing.
The construction of this top is simple and easy, just what I am looking for in a TnT blouse.
I like that it doesn't have a neck facing, and I changed it a little bit to eliminate front facings too.
I like the collar I made, and I'm sure I will like the peter pan collar too. A lot of the patterns Cat has in her '63 post have the same collar as this one. I think it is called a "pointed flat" collar. This one's not a round peter pan shape, but its also not really what I would consider a "flat" collar. You can see it does stand away from the shoulder seams a little bit. I don't know! (I think I'm just confused by the terminology because some peter pan collars really are totally flat! I think Christine Haynes' sewing patterns have truly flat collars, and I have not purchased the Emery dress, despite it's popularity, as this type of collar is not one of my favorite looks. I have nothing against this style, this is just my personal preference, but I would have to redraft a collar, and at that point, I have dresses that look similar sans collar and I may as well just use one of those.)
The shoulders/sleeves fit fine, although I may take some ease out of the sleeve cap next time to eliminate those little puffs. I like the sleeve options and I think it will be very versatile, once I fix my fit issues with it. If you remember, the back of the Butterick blouse was too small for me. I think the back of this one fits better. I'm not looking for it to be very fitted, it's not a fitted type of shirt.
Please excuse the wrinkles as I wore wearing this all day
and spent some time crawling on the floor as part of my fairy tale club at the library :)
However, look at that front! It's huge! Plan: SBA. Next time you see this blouse, it will be inches smaller in the bust.
Overall, this is another wearable muslin blouse--but better than the last one. This one I can wear with an unbuttoned cardigan. Baby steps. And I did get a compliment on my outfit from a stranger.
Slightly off-topic: I find it very difficult to find peter pan shirts without puff sleeves RTW. I get why this is, but there are twee things I like (like peter pan collars and bows) and twee things I do not like (ruffles, generally), and then, in a third, special category, there are puff sleeves, which I detest. Peter pan collars and puff sleeves are always paired and they do not need to go together! Thank goodness for sewing :)
Questions for you:
Where do you think sewing blog ends and personal style blog begins?
How do you feel about puff sleeves and other twee details?
And what do you call one of these collars?! I would love to know.