This replicated sewing pattern is sized to fit a 34 inch bust.
reproduction sewing pattern features a Ladies Blouse with front pleats
and attached yoke, Optional collar is detachable and can be trimmed with
soutache or embroidery to match blouse. Original description called
for white, blue and green plaid wool. Most pieces are cut on the bias. This
pattern was originally published in La Mode Illustree, February 4, 1912
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.