E-Pattern- Elsie- 1910s WWI Era Blouse - Bust 32"-48"
Wearing History #R113- Elsie 1910s WWI Era Blouse
Advanced Sewing Skill Recommended
This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper. Now also includes A0 files to send to a copy shop!
Many thanks to Sabrina M, who generously shared the photographs of her wearing her blouse.
--- DESCRIPTION ---
This pattern is a "Resto-Vival" pattern from the 1910s.
For advanced difficulty, this pattern has the original, written sewing instructions which are very minimal and text only.
It is very important to make a mock up before commiting to your final fabric, as this pattern was transcribed from the period original and has not been tested for fit or construction.
The pattern was originally a 38" bust, but has been multisized to include sizes 32"-48" in one packet.
Includes Bust Sizes 32" to 48", all in the same pattern.
No waist size was originally indicated. Original pattern this was based on was a 38" bust.
Size 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Bust 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
- HOW TO USE THIS E-PATTERN -
YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT THIS 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 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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HOW TO USE E-PATTERNS
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
No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.
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.