Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Metropolis Project

A while ago I invested in an order from Decades of Style which included a 1940s blouse pattern, redrawn. Shortly afterwards a good friend of mine @LovesNMacarons happened to mention on Twitter a fabric she liked from Liberty, inspired by the film Metropolis...

Well, an idea was born, and the rest is history.

This was by far the most difficult project I've attempted to date and I had weeks of feeling so intimidated. At one point I thought I'd lost a pattern piece (I hadn't). Once it was done it seemed remarkably easy - what was I worrying about? It's a really fragile blouse due to the dodgy sewing but hopefully it still turned out looking vintage and yet modern enough to be wearable!

I'm still awaiting a photo of her in the finished project (she's just about the busiest person I know) but will update this blog post as soon as I get one!


  1. Wow! I have an eye on that pattern since years! You made a wonderful blouse - I love the contrasting collar!
    Greetings from Germany

    1. Danke Strickmeise!
      It's a lovely blouse isn't it? Works really well with Liberty's Tana Lawn fabric I think. The postage from America costs a fortune for the pattern, so is definitely one to use if you buy it!! Let me know if you make it up!