View Full Version : 1900s vintage blouse pattern?

08-26-2012, 03:58 PM
I fell in love with this blouse (http://www.victorianelegance.com/ve/vec1404.jpg) (that's a link) the moment I saw it, and would very much like to make my own. However, I've been unable to find any sort of pattern; the ones I've found don't have the ruffle collar, which is what I like the most about it.

Help in digging up a pattern, or more info about construction of this sort of garment in general, would be greatly appreciated.

09-08-2012, 03:05 AM
This is a shirtwaist.

I would think that a regular blouse pattern should be sufficient. The reason why you don't want to get this done to the letter is because it would be difficult to wear and the shape would be a bit odd, unless you have the proper corset. With this being an early-Edwardian shirtwaist, you'll have to take a consideration at the shape of the female form at this time - the S-curve corset pushed women's breasts forward and their rears back. The front, however, has a bit of extra fabric, which is due to something called the 'pouter pigeon' look - it adds a bit more to the top half while emphasizing the smallness of the waist. Luckily, you can still do this.

Good luck to you.

09-09-2012, 09:25 AM
Thank you so much!

Ororo Monroe
09-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Here is a pattern that might help. It's a bit more of the natural look.http://www.folkwear.com/216.html The same company has a Gibson blouse. http://www.folkwear.com/205.html And an Edwardian Bridal Dress that is pigeon breast.http://www.folkwear.com/227.html
If all your intested in is the collar then it looks like a varient of a middy collar.