Made by me / My makes

The Secretary blouse

I started this one before the holiday but never got around to finish it up and blog about it. It’s looking a bit 60’s doesn’t it? You can almost imagine a secretary in some swinging 60’s British comedy wearing it. The fabric is a reissue retro print, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was used for curtains back when, but it does look a bit 30’s too with the petite flowers. Anyhow, bottom line, is that I love it! Finding proper vintage fabrics that are cotton and not some synthetic mix is tricky these days, so this is a great substitute. The blouse might even make it to Floremark fall collection that I will start working on next week. We’ll see. 

I guess we could also call it my birthday blouse – I’m turning 39 today. Feels a bit weird typing that out, time does seem to go faster as you age and seeing it in black and white makes me aware that I soon can call myself middle aged.
Had a lovely birthday dinner and got some great pressies, including Portal2 which is just about the only computer game that I really enjoy (the other being Red Alert). So now I got even more to interfere with my sewing time!


  • Julie Culshaw
    August 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Cute, I love the fabric, but then I was young in the 60's.

  • Christina
    August 9, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Happy birthday!!

  • Gail
    August 10, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Happy birthday! 39 seems young to me now, but it was the birthday I dreaded most. I like your blouse very much.

  • Kyle
    August 10, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Oooh, Happy Birthday! I really enjoy your blog and your designs!

  • Jane
    August 10, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Ooh, I love it, it looks a bit like something that would have been worn by the saucy young girl on Are You Being Served. Happy birthday!

  • Antoinette
    August 10, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Happy Birthday, my dear! Love that fabric!!!!!

  • Pammie
    August 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I love this wonderful blouse – love it! It's completely feminine and yet retro! Great job (as usual!).

  • Tineke
    August 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Grattis på födelsedagen!

    I still have that same fabric sitting in my stash … trying to decide if it will be something for me or for my little daughter …


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