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E-Pattern- 1920s Dolman Sleeve Blouse - 30"-44" Bust

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Wearing History #R126
E-PATTERN Digital Download
Print on US Letter (8.5" x 11") or A4 size paper

Circa 1926-1927 Dolman Sleeve Blouse

Ladies and Misses’ Blouse, slashed at center-front, underfaced, and closed to the neck or rolled with the collar. Long dolman sleeves are finished with turn-back cuffs. Pattern provides a narrow belt, crossed and closed in front. Optional addition of a ribbon belt. Purchased flower. This pattern is transcribed from a period original. Sewing instructions are text only and minimal. Familiarity with sewing a blouse with collar and cuffs is suggested.

- SIZE -

This pattern is available in sizes 30"-44" Bust. Size chart in photos.

Note- This was from a period pattern source and the proportions are unchanged. We found the pattern runs large. I sized down for my sample (I usually wear a 36" bust, but sewed the 34" bust)

- Difficulty -

Intermediate difficulty. This blouse has the original period instructions. You must be able to sew and finish a blouse with very minimal, text only instruction. You may wish to have a sewing book handy for detailed techniques.

This pattern includes an additional page of illustrated instruction by Wearing History to detail how to sew the neck opening, which is the most difficult part of the pattern. The rest of the blouse construction is quite simple.

-Size Information and Yardage Requirements-
Please see product photos for size chart.

-Additional Notes-

Because this was based on a period original, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.

You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns

Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.
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    Most patterns come as both A4/US LETTER and A0 size. You will need ADOBE READER, a free program, to print your e-pattern.

    For A4/US LETTER paper:

    Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

    For A0 size:

    This is sent away to a copyshop and printed on big sheets for you. We print A0 pattern sheets at great prices at Pattern Printing Company

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    No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.

Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.