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1920s Dolman Sleeve Blouse Pattern

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 Wearing History #R126

PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you!

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.


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)

Available in singe size or multi-size

We are discontinuing the single size- 38" bust pattern and will only offer multi-size when it's gone!

Single size pattern size-  Bust 38",  hip 42"


The multisize pattern has the following sizes included


- 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.

Our new multi-size 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-

Information below is from the back cover of the multi-size pattern.



-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.





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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  • 5
    Elegant, but comfortable

    Posted by Nicole Rudolph on Sep 3rd 2018

    The pattern was very easy to make up and the blouse is incredibly comfortable. I have broad shoulders and vintage patterns can sometimes cut in around the armscye, but this style feels like you're wearing pajamas! I made this up in a burnout charmeuse and paired it with wide-leg trousers.

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