The pattern I used for this one is vintage Simplicity 4606. When I first saw this material in Spotlight it instantly made me think of this pattern so I bought some. It wasn't till I got home that I realised the fabric pretty much matched view 4 from the pattern envelope. No wonder this pattern came to mind!
So I made view 4 with hardly any modifications. The only adjustment I made was to take the side seams in a little bit extra. I wasn't entirely scientific with this but I would guesstimate it was probably an extra 2/8" on each side. Now while I am happy with how the blouse turned out I'm not sure if I like it on it's own like this. I think I would prefer it tucked into a skirt of something. I am thinking my Freddie of Pinewood dungarees or my Sew for Victory suspender skirt would look awesome.
I was always told that when buying vintage patterns to buy your exact measurements as they tend to not have as much ease in them as modern day patterns. However, every time I have made a vintage pattern in my exact measurements I end up taking them in. I have made a couple of vintage patterns that are a size down from my measurements and they fit perfectly. So my question is have you had the same experience or is it a case of me not measuring my bust properly?