Miss Bossy- I finished… BUT…

I finished my Miss Bossy pick on Sunday. Yes… One day before the end of the month. But seriously people, that’s how I roll. I LIKE to wait until the last minute. I can’t help myself. Deadlines and me are like this (my fingers are crossed)… We are buds. So I like to wait until the deadline is upon me! But I finished! :)


I am currently eating JUST fruits and veggies because I cannot wear my blouse until I can actually suck in a breath without popping the buttons. DANG…

I wasn’t going to post- but then decided “What the hey. I think I’ll post this loveliness anyway!” So, I give you Simplicity 1590. A LOVELY 1940’s blouse. And I can’t thank you all enough for choosing this. Because I never thought a peplum top would be flattering on me. I love them on lots of other people and just made an Ava top for my daughter, but me? In a peplum?

Simplicity 1590

This is me, sucking it in like there is no tomorrow… After a few quick shots I heaved a sigh of relief and put on a comfy super hero t-shirt. Whew! BUT, I am going to wear this! And soon! Yesterday I hit the gym at 6 AM and worked my butt off… and this morning I was back for a cycle fit class. Tomorrow- BOOTCAMP! Sigh… Let me go get another orange cuz I am hungry just thinking about it!

Anyway, thanks Monthly Stitchers! I LOVE this and am gonna make another.

Vintage Simplicity

Vintage Simplicity

BTW- this one was snug because I tried my “muslin” on before I put in that last set of darts. They are in the front and are put in close to the END of sewing- so I missed them on my first “sloppy” and quickly fitted try. (Don’t we almost ALWAYS put darts in first?!)

Simplicity 1590

The fabric I used is a cotton voile I got in Los Angeles in the Fabric District. It was a bargain at $5 a yard… It is so soft and flows so nicely. I LOVE it! And the grey color has a beautiful shimmer. I thought it may be too light weight for this but it turned out perfect! I love the rounded neckline… And I love that the peplum is attached 3/4’s of the way around leaving the front flat. Hard to explain in words, but the front of the blouse is all one piece and the peplum is added at the front sides and drapes in a flattering circle the rest of the way around. It drapes a little longer in the back as well.

Simplicity 1590

At that is Simplicity 1590… I am going to make another one! I think I will make exactly the same size because then I HAVE to lose 5 pounds! :)

Laurie xo



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24 thoughts on “Miss Bossy- I finished… BUT…

    • Thank you! I love the fabric too and was actually wishing I had gotten more.. but then again it’s better to just get the same fabric in a different print. After all I don’t need TWO blouses from the same fabric!

    • I am looking forward to the next one too. I just can’t decide which direction fabric wise to go. I really love the way the voile drapes but an eyelet would be nice. I even am considering a chambray!

  1. I’m going to have to check that pattern out. I usually think of peplums as stiff fabric sticking out making you look bigger, but you used the perfect material and it looks so soft!

  2. Love this blouse from the sleeves down to the adorable peplum, your fabric choice certainly was the right one for the pattern. It is so airy looking. Great job as usual.

  3. This is a really pretty top! I’m glad that you sewed it! On the 40’s/50’s blouses I’ve sewn, I leave out a set of front darts to make sure that I have a good amount of waist ease. Those ladies and their cinchers… yeesh. :-D

  4. Ha, ha you totally didn’t have to fess up since we have no idea you’re holding your breath in the first pic :). I love everything about this! I think the style looks great on you and the fabric is just beautiful. Yes, definitely make more of these. I may have to look into this ‘sew smaller clothes’ as a new type of diet! Our winter on the east coast was never ending so I may have put on some pounds. I’m going to be right there with you on living on just fruits and veggies!

    • Thank you Shar… BUT if you had seen my face you would have totally seen me sucking it in… It was a pretty vigorous “sucking!” :D The great thing is I DO love it so much so it’s an easy way to lose a few pounds. I WANT to wear it out in public without keeling over! I hope your winter ends soon! It has been a long hard one for you guys!

  5. I’m totally there too. I swore last year that my goal was to sew a size smaller this summer. Guess I better get on it :)

    Seriously though, great choice of fabric and color. It looks good on you. Rock it girl!

    • Thx! I am GOING to rock it! IN a week or two! :) We should have a “Sew Smaller” month! Haha… Pretty funny since we are all so careful to fit our clothes we make!

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