The Martha blouse is a classic 40s blouse, to complete your vintage ensombles.
The fabric has a tiny basket weave texture to it, adding to its vintage appeal. It is an easy care polyester, so great for busy days and travelling. This one is a lovely fresh peach colour, typical of womens blouses of the era
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
100% easy care polyester
Sizes for the Martha Blouses are:
Size 8: B35.5 W32.2" Sleeve circ:12.2"
Size 10: B38.6 W34.2" Sleeve circ:12.4"
Size 12: B40.4 W37" Sleeve circ:12.4"
Size 14: B43" W38" Sleeve circ:124"
Size 16: B45" W38" Sleeve circ:12.4"
Size 18: B47.5" W44.2" Sleeve circ: 14.2"