1912 Ladies Blouse With Embroidered Detailing - 36 Inch Bust

1912 Ladies Blouse With Embroidered Detailing - 36 Inch Bust

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This replicated sewing pattern is sized to fit a 36 inch bust.

As originally printed in La Mode Illustree, October 13, 1912, this dainty button front blouse features eyelets and embroidered scallop edging. Pleated detailing along the front and back bodice and sleeves, and the gentle flare of the basque add to the delicate femininity of this blouse.

Please note the following:
1- There are NO directions for embroidery and eyelets but placement marks are drawn on pattern pieces.
2- Typical of the era, there is no pattern piece provided for the pictured waistband. It is purely a strip of fabric that can be cut to your desired measurement and width.
3- Photo #3 shows the original publication for reference only and is NOT part of the blouse pattern offered.

Great information regarding construction can be found here:
http://idlehandsthems-fitsworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/08/v-pll-1912-blouse-1000-this-is-my-next.html

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The source material from which these early patterns are replicated contain much less information than the more modern patterns from the 1920's and 1930's.

Patterns and fashion journals published during these eras presumed that the home seamstress possessed sufficient skills to construct a garment without detailed directions. As a result, patterns for facings, linings and other details - such as instructions on how to create trims, are sketchy at best -- and usually non-existent. Most of the time sizes and yardage information is also unavailable.

Be aware that all of these patterns run small compared to our modern bodies, and were drafted with the understanding that "proper" undergarments and corsets would be worn underneath. Armholes especially tend to be much tighter and smaller than modern garments. It is very important when sewing these items to make a fitting mock-up of the pattern out of muslin or other waste fabric, and make all of the adjustments for your individual figure on the mock-up.



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