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E-PATTERN- Mid 1930's Nanette Blouse Pattern- Bust 30"-42"

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Mid 1930's "Nanette Blouse" Pattern by Wearing History

You download the files and print the pattern at home on 8.5" x 11" (US Letter) or A4 size paper.


A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern based on an original historical pattern.

This Resto-Vival pattern dates to the mid 1930s. This blouse fits loosely at the top and gathers to a fitted peplum. The blouse has lovely shirred details at the sleeves. This blouse features either a short sleeve with cuffs or a longer length sleeve that gathers to the arm with elastic. A self belt gives it a perfectly polished finish. This pattern includes both period and new sewing instructions and cutting charts.

This pattern has a few more bells and whistles than most Resto-Vival Wearing History Patterns and includes the following:

Period 1930's sewing instructions and cutting chart
Brand new illustrated instructions
Brand new cutting charts for modern fabric widths
Period instructions for hemstitching (picot edge)


Upper Intermediate Difficulty. The body of this blouse is relatively easy, but shirring and setting the sleeves can be a bit tricky. Our newly made sewing instructions help illustrate the techniques needed. You may chose to keep a sewing book handy to help with techniques you are unfamiliar with.

--- SIZING ---

In MISSES sizing. Mature Women, Petites, Plus Sizes, and Talls may require alteration to fit correctly.


Sizing is based on period standards, which are VERY DIFFERENT than modern sizing.

SIZE 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
BUST 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
WAIST 24 26 28 30 33 34 36
HIP 33 35 37 39 41 43 45

New cutting charts and yardage requirements have been made for 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 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.


This pattern requires a LOT of paper to print. Read more below.


Wearing History E-patterns are 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. 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.

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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.