I’m really happy with today’s FO. This is view B from McCall’s 4136 (1973). To my eye, this view looks more 40’s to me than the other view that I blogged about last month. I also find it to be more flattering. I love the shaped hem and heart neckline. I think I need to make a few more. I think I’ve finally solved the 40’s separates problem that I have. Most 40s blouses are designed to be worn tucked into the skirt, but a high waist and low bust makes that unflattering on me. The shaped hem allows me to wear this untucked and given the illusion of a longer torso. This is a great development as I have found that 40s styles are the most comfortable for me to wear at work.
And just to show you how similar this 1970s pattern is to 1940s styles, here is McCall 5396