The BLANCHE Nostalgia Twinset
Named for my paternal Grandmother, Blanche Evelyn - Scorpio - long time (cyclist) Post lady and poetess. Who wrote to me throughout my wanderings, in vanilla and pink envelopes with cash notes and always cheering news.
Soft V necked Jacket & A line Skirt Set
One-off, hand made unique pieces.
Soft blouse/jacket with a separate modesty neck tie featuring detailed gathered sleeves, pattern elaborated from a 1930s blouse which are faced and open, attached to bodice along shoulder only. Oversize 3D breast pockets. Tie back allows jacket to adjust across sizes, and to be worn pulled in at waist or with relaxed fit. Hand sewn poppers to attach through centre front. Worn with matching classic darted, hip curved, roomy Pencil Skirt with back split and metal zip.
Set made using leftover remnant Navy Flower print Viscose fabric. Sewn on a domestic sewing machine using traditional dress making techniques - including french seams, binding and pin hems. No overlocking. Hand sewn finish.
GARMENT CONSTRUCTION & MAKE
JACKET 3.5 DAYS not including archive sleeve research
SKIRT 1 DAY
CUTTING & SEWING
JACKET: 20 HOURS
SKIRT: 4 HOURS
FABRIC CONSUMPTION: APPROX 5 METRES