McCall’s 4093

I just fell in love with this sharp little blouse from 1957.  Best of all, it was super easy and very quick to make.  I don’t think it took more than 2 hours, and that includes cutting it out.  There are no darts, and the only part I had to even think about was matching up the points at the top of the sleeves.

I used a great turquoise eyelash I bought last year.  This came from an antique store in Rutherfordton, NC.  When I was a kid my mom and her friends would drive down to Rutherfordton and nearby Spindale to visit all the wonderful fabric mill outlet stores.  They would come home with bags full of the stuff, most of it made right there in the adjoining factories.

This fabric supposedly came from the Rutherfordton Tanner of North Carolina mill.  It’s very crisp, and I think it looks great made up in this pattern.

The details:


Posted by KeLLy Ann:

omg! That is just cracker jack! 

Monday, May 3rd 2010 @ 7:18 PM

Posted by Karen/SmallEarthVintage:

Ah, that’s fantastic–so cute! I love the triangle buttons. And I’ve learned a new fabric term (eyelash!). I always learn something new on your blog, Lizzie. 

Tuesday, May 4th 2010 @ 7:10 AM

Posted by stephanie Coop:

That is adorable! 

Tuesday, May 4th 2010 @ 7:27 AM

Posted by aurelia:

That is just too, too, too cute for words! Great find. 

Tuesday, May 4th 2010 @ 9:40 AM

Posted by Jennifer:

Super cute top! Are the buttons vintage, too? 

Tuesday, May 4th 2010 @ 11:56 AM

Posted by Nancy @ $25V:

Oh! So cute! What a great summer top, nice pattern find! 

Wednesday, May 5th 2010 @ 9:44 AM

Posted by Lizzie:

Well, thanks everyone! Now I’m all motivated to make something else. 

Jennifer, yes, the buttons are vintage too.

Wednesday, May 5th 2010 @ 6:57 PM

Posted by Stacey:

Love the buttons you used! 

Friday, May 7th 2010 @ 3:12 PM

Posted by Brenda:

Lizzie you are always full of surprises. I didn’t know you were a seamstress as well as a fountain of vintage information. Love the blouse, love it! 

Wednesday, May 12th 2010 @ 7:24 PM

Posted by Lizzie:

Brenda, I’m not happy just to collect stuff… I have to be making it too! 

Thursday, May 13th 2010 @ 6:07 PM

Posted by Grandmom:

That blouse is so cute, wish I had that pattern.:) 

Sunday, May 30th 2010 @ 4:29 PM

Posted by mariebayarea:

this is such a pretty lightweight top for summer.:) 

Sunday, June 13th 2010 @ 1:53 PM

Posted by Sarah:

Love that top – and your finishing is so neat and accomplished! 

‘Eyelash’ fabric is a new term to me as well, so thanks for adding to my woefully inadequate fabric vocabulary!

Monday, June 14th 2010 @ 2:05 AM


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