Here is my patternreview.com review:
Pattern Description: Misses’ & Miss petite 1960â€™s retro style blouse, skirt, jacket and knit cardigan sewing pattern. Simplicity Vintage Pattern Collection.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not quite. The pattern called for interfacing the bow. I used very light iron-on interfacing, and as you can see, it’s quite a bit stiffer than on the pattern cover. I would recommend omitting the interfacing,
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but if you have basic skills, you won’t really need them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?It’s another great vintage reprint! I love the classic styling. I love that it uses the vintage technique of bias binding on the neck and armscye instead of modern facings.
Fabric Used: 100% cotton gingham from fabric.com.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I did my standard alterations: FBA, sloping shoulders, petite folds above the waist and in the upperchest.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes! The only caveat would be that if you wanted to wear it with a lower rise trouser or skirt, you would need to add length, since vintage tops were drafted to be worn with waist-high or higher trousers and skirts.
Another winning reprint from Simplicity! With a pair of capris, I feel so Betty Draper from Mad Men! This is the first sleeveless blouse pattern I’ve used that didn’t need adjustment to show off my bra to the world. I can’t wait to try the skirt and knit jacket.