E-Pattern- 1950s "Harriet" Drop Shoulder Blouse Pattern- Sizes 32-48" Bust

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Wearing History #R143

E-PATTERN- download and print at home on US Letter or A4 size paper. Also includes A0 Copy Shop size to send away for.
This uses A LOT of paper.

Misses' Blouse- A Multi-Size Pattern Based on a Period Original.

This romantic early 1950’s blouse is reminiscent of 1930s and Victorian styles. The blouse features a dropped shoulder, into which can be inserted a long sleeve with gathers at the cuff, a 3/4 sleeve with a winged cuff, or a short puffed sleeve. The blouse fastens up the front with three visible buttons and one button under the collar at the neckline. A bow made from self fabric cording ties at the neck or 3/4 sleeve cuff.


This pattern has been multi-sized to included sizes 32"-48" bust. Please see the listing images for size chart.
Please note sizes 40"-48" bust were originally not included but have been supplemented. This is based on a Misses' size vintage pattern. Junior', Women, Plus Size, and Petites will likely need more alterations.
Test layout and yardage amount while making mock up.

- Difficulty -

Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal compared with today.

- Yardage Requirements-
Please see images.
Test layout and yardage amount while making mock up.

-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.
I have sewing tutorials for general vintage techniques on my YouTube channel that may help you.

Here are the videos for this pattern:



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.

This pattern uses a LOT of paper.

A0 is also included. 3 sheets of A0 paper are needed, to be sent away to a mail order printing service or printed at a print shop.
Tiled to be printed at home is 56 pages for pattern sheet, plus more for instructions.

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

  • Returns

    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.