Seamstress Of Bloomsbury 1940s Inspired Poppy Blouse In Navy Blue
The Poppy blouse has a classic 1940s shape with a rever collar, shoulder smocking, little shoulder pads, pretty buttons to the front and long sleeves which are extra full at the cuff.
The beautiful 40’s Crepe de Chine fabric is soft to the touch and easy to care for too! 100% natural fibre with no synthetic yarn or Lycra in this garment.
For products made in the Rayon Crepe fabric SOB suggest you care for the garment in the same way you would for an original 40’s garment.
They recommend you hand wash the garment just as they did back in the 1940’s, although nowadays you can dry clean them instead if you wish!
Best not to dry them in direct sunlight or in an excessively hot place, as this can cause the natural yarn to twist and subsequently shrink.
If you find you have washed or dried the garment too hot by accident, you can try the following method to regain the original size and fit. Although this isn’t guaranteed to work, it may help!
1. Please soak the garment in cold water with a very generous helping of fabric conditioner and leave overnight.
2. Then, rinse the garment in fresh cold water and as you gently squeeze out the excess water, stretch the garment in both width and length as far as you can.
3. Lay the garment flat on a towel to start drying slowly; but iron while it is still damp, again stretching in both directions.