A steel blue denim background is a perfect foil for a sweet floral and fruit print. We are reminded of the feedsacks of the 30s and 40s, with the subtle scattering of tiny cherries among sprigs in a jolly puff of off white cloud!
These will look great with our denim trousers, or any blue, navy or red colour scheme.
We've named the Martha blouse after Shona's great grandmother, a real adventurer, who followed her children out to New Zealand after her husband retired. Now that is some trip to make later in life. We think the Martha set is all about adventuring, even if it is a bit more urban than a pilgrimage on a sailing ship - just look at the pockets on the jerkin!
This style of blouse, with the strong pointed collar and darted shoulders shows up in sewing patterns from 1941 - 1946. The collar itself lived on a little longer, still appearing at the start of the New Look era.
Vintage credentials and other points to note:
Inspired from a vintage pattern (we have modernised the fit and the construction but not the style)
Classic curved and pointed 40s collar
Small darts sewn into the top of the sleeve
Suitable for war-time renactors
Pearl effect matching buttons
Fabric and components all purchased in the UK
Manufactured in the UK
We've altered the size to be more in line with customers expectations. The blouses are now one size bigger (eg. If you were a 14 before, now you need to order a 12). They are also longer so that they will stay tucked in better.
Model: Eloise Varin
Photographer: Perry Hastings