1960s Blouse & Tops Sewing Patterns
The typically blouses had deep armholes an wide sleeves, and a rounded jacket that tapered in at the hem. For evening, the slender look was in. Long-waisted dresses, often with an over blouse, replaced the fitted waistline and full skirt. Although 1960s blouses were slightly looser than those worn in the previous decade, in the early half of the sixties they were still close fitting. Colours and fabrics did become more interesting as the decades progressed and clothes gradually become shorter and looser. Blouses were either short, long sleeved or completely sleeveless, loose to tight fit in either plain colours or patterns, usually florals in the early part of the decade. They were either buttoned down the front with a collar or buttoned up at the back and came with a collarless neck. Contemporary architecture and sculpture were the most prevalent inspirations for fashion designers in 1960. There were also hints of the twenties and thirties with bloused, bias-cut clothes, long straight over blouse and sashed tunics, short skirts, closely fitting hats and exaggerated makeup (especially red lips) and short hair.
Our 1960's vintage Blouse pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, a high-quality true to scale 1960s sewing pattern reproduction or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home.
References: Blue 17