1950s Clothing

Balloon sleeve blouse 1950s-60s white blue tulips | M

$55.00
SKU:
BL219
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Size: M
(labeled 1950s-60s size 16)
Bust: 40” flat, to fit approx. 38”
Waist: 37” flat, to fit up to 34” somewhat loosely
Hem width: 40” flat
Length: 20.5” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to hem length: 12”
Sleeve length: 15”
Sleeve cuff: 9” around, flat
Label: Katja of Sweden

This balloon-sleeve blouse by Katja of Sweden dates to the late 1950s or early 1960s. The lightweight white cotton fabric has a textured square pattern, each with a blue tulip embroidered in it. The dramatic balloon sleeves are about elbow-length, with one row of smocked gathers at the dropped shoulder seam and another above the fitted, buttoned cuffs, to create the volume in the center part of each sleeve. The blouse fastens in front with white shell buttons, below the V-neckline and small, pointed collar. The blouse has a slightly hourglass shape, with a difference of 3 inches between the bust/hem measurements and the smaller waist measurement (see measurements list for more info about size). The only issue to note is some very minor yellowing to the inside back of the collar (see label photo for close-up). This mid-century cotton blouse is in very good condition—and the full, puffed sleeves are fabulous!

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