This blouse is a great design and beautifully constructed. I followed the measurements in the size chart and found it to run slightly large (even when considering that is shouldn't fit closely). It looks great tucked in but my issue is that it is too roomy to wear untucked with a belt, which means you are limited to wearing it with a high waist bottom. Otherwise it is perfect.
SMOOTH SAILING - Arrow Print Blouse
SPECIAL PRICE just $34.99 - Original price of $84.99
We're almost out of this signature blouse so we're offering it to you at a super low discount.
Read the "Additional Information" tab at the bottom of the page for info on blouse fabric and cleaning instructions.
Our Ready to Wear version of the Smooth Sailing blouse is the perfect blouse in playful prints to pair with trousers or skirts. It has classic styling that is suitable for looks from the mid 1930's until the very early 1940s but we believe it will look equally cute with 1950s looks or styled in your own unique way! This blouse features:
- Short, puffed sleeves
- Turned up cuffs that are cut on the bias.
- A front and back yoke with lovely gathers
- A pocket
- A large collar
- Pretty topstitching around the collar edge and down the front of the blouse
- Fabric designed in the USA, made in Japan.
- Authentic vintage buttons from old store stock.
- Proudly made in the USA!
- Expanded sizing, including sizes XS to 2X!
Fit info: The Smooth Sailing blouse is not meant to fit tightly- it is meant to be blousey, like authentic 1930s and 1940s blouses. Compare your measurements with the chart below before ordering to be certain of correct fit.
The sizing of this blouse is different than the sizing of our other ready to wear clothing, and has been updated to include plus sizes. Please check the size chart before ordering.
*Sizes 1X and 2X have been drafted specifically for plus sizes, and include a bust dart which the misses size does not have. The plus size version is meant to fit loosely, and you can tuck it into your trousers or skirt for an authentic vintage look.
**These blouses are not suitable for plus size petites, as they will be too long in the torso.**
*Color in real life may be different than you see on your computer screen.
*The ready to wear version of the Smooth Sailing Blouse has been redrafted for our clothing line is different than our home sewing pattern version. We have updated it and adapted it to be more in line with current body proportions, among other changes.
This blouse is a breezy little number that has a wonderful hand (feel on the skin) with its pure cotton content! The cute, cuffed sleeves camouflage the dreaded upper arm "chicken wings" in a chic way. The bright red pop of colour the buttons provide coordinate with so many outfits. Perfect for an authentic late 30's-40's look. The print can perk up a solid colour outfit, give it a little interest. It can be worn tucked in or out and still look pulled together.
I adore this blouse. It's very comfortable and very well made. I love 1940's fashion and this blouse fits in perfect with my vintage and vintage inspired collection. The sizing is perfect for curves and I am really happy with it.
I love this blouse! The print is so adorable! I really love the extra touches like the vintage buttons and bias cut pocket. It also has a great range of motion so it’s perfect for dancing or just doing life. The print is just fabulous and I love that it has quite a few colors in it so you will be able to pair this with a lot of different colored bottoms. Both the sizing and the fit of this blouse are different than the Ruthie blouse so be sure to check the size chart. I ended up needing a Large Ruthie blouse and a Medium Smooth Sailing blouse. You can see more photos of me in this blouse over on my blog: http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/2016/02/straight-as-arrow.html