At Budget fabrics we came across beautiful, sweet, and cute vintage fabrics that we couldn't pass up! And because we happened to have a Vogue Vintage V9187 and wanted to make something for spring, we started right away. Creating a beautiful, sweet, and cute Vintage top!
Vogue Vintage V9187
The sewing pattern Vogue Vintage V9187 is a Vogue sewing pattern in the Vintage category. "Orginal 1960 Design" is the subtitle. Sometimes these Vintage sewing patterns are just for sale, sometimes you have to search for them on Etsy or Ebay for example. In any case, it is a timeless sewing pattern.
The blouses are typically 'vintage-style', which means you immediately notice that it is pure vintage. But it can still be easily worn over jeans, or even sweatpants and these tops are always trendy.
The model is short, has beautiful slits or bows and a zipper on the back. You can make the neck tight or cut it deeper (wider). You can also use this model for fabric leftovers because of the princess lines. With small pieces of fabric you will be able to create the top.
The indicated sewing level is 'Easy / Facile', which means that the sewing pattern can easily be made by a beginner. Perhaps it is difficult to insert the zipper and the facing on the neck, but otherwise there are indeed no difficulties in this sewing pattern.
Note: in the 60s the stretch fabrics were not yet available and the ones that were available (jersey) were also 'not done' to wear outdoors. Buy fabric which are NOT STRETCHABLE, for this sewing pattern. The model would also turn out much too large, it is already very wide in itself.
Vogue recommends: linen, piqué, cotton satin, challis or brocade. These are all fairly stiff materials. So don't make the mistake of using smoothly flowing fabrics. The model will be too loose, which is not the intention. We have Vintage cotton (the red) and Linen-look cotton (blue) at Budget fabrics.
How to sew this Vintage blouse?
The blouse looks like an one-hour sewing project. Please take more time. You need a lot more time to make the slits beautiful, to use the zipper neatly and to make the facing on the neck or sleeves correctly. Think of it as a mini-workshop 'Vintage'. The more time you put in this, the better the result will be.
You can adjust the sewing pattern by, for example, making longer sleeves or making the blouse longer in length. Pay attention to the slits because they are incorporated in the sewing pattern in such a way that you fold the facing inwards and the slits form through the openings. Adjust the openings so that the slits are not somewhere in the middle, but really at the bottom of the blouse.
Vogue Vintage V9187 is a classic and timeless top. A blouse from 1060? You can just as easily wear it in the warm spring days in 2021! And in the summer.
It is also nice and airy and because you can only make cotton or linen fabrics, it is a good temperature-regulating blouse. The model is short, slightly wide and 'dressed' because of the waist created by the princess line.