I just finished three remake blouses. Two are made of vintage Kimono fabric and one is made of an
old shirt of my daughters great-grandfather!!!
This beautiful fabric was once a Kimono underwear.
It is worn as the third of all seven layers of the Kimono.
I was told that it’s not really allowed to wear this fabric as a blouse —
but who hands out permissions for garments anyway…
This blouse is made of an old cotton Kimono with a sort of traditional dotted turtle pattern.
Interesting for the cut: the shoulder and neck part is cut horizontal and the part under the bust line is cut vertical.
The sleeve is a raglan, with a 60 degree bust/arm seam.
The third blouse is made of an old men’s shirt combined with an jersey waist band.
I always looked for a blouse that looks formal, but can be easily combined with denim and other pants.
This version is really comfortable for a lot of pants styles.
I cut the shirt under the bustline, sew in an elastic tape and added the two coloured pink tube jersey.
Depending on the styling, sleeves can be down or rolled up.