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PRINTED PATTERN- Dahlia- 1940s Gathered Blouse- Wearing History Vintage Sewing Pattern

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Wearing History #R107- Dahlia- 1940s Gathered Blouse

Intermediate Sewing Skill Recommended

PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you. Please visit my shop for the e-pattern version.


These extremely elegant blouses from circa 1940 are suitable for looks from 1938-1941, until fabric rationing was in place for World War II. These blouses can transition into your wardrobe as a stand alone blouse to mix and match, or can create the look of a two-piece dress when a skirt is made in matching fabric. Choose from a crossover front, button front, or V neck blouse, and mix and match with short, 3/4 length, or long sleeves. These transition easily from season to season based on your fabric choice, and the classic lines of these blouses will be suitable for wear in the modern world, as well as period correct for vintage attire.

These blouses are in vintage WOMEN’S Sizing
Misses, Juniors, or Plus Sizes may require alterations to fit correctly.


Bust 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Hip 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49

This pattern is based of of a period original, and is recommended for intermediate sewing knowledge. Seam allowance varied from edge to edge, and this pattern includes methods which may be confusing to modern seamstresses. Original period instructions with illustrations are supplied, and have been supplemented. This pattern originally was available in a single size and had no printing (dot perforations or holes marked seam allowance, etc), but this pattern is printed and clearly labelled in order to help the modern sewist understand. A period sewing book will be helpful to aid in construction. A mock up is VERY highly suggested to be made and fitted before cutting into your fashion fabric.

--- 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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    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.