This replicated sewing pattern is sized to fit a 36 inch bust.
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
Please note the following:
1- There are NO directions for embroidery and eyelets but placement marks are drawn on pattern pieces.
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:
source material from which these early patterns are replicated contain
much less information than the more modern patterns from the 1920's and
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.
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.