Download and print at home on US Letter or A4 size paper.
Wearing History #R113
"Elsie"- 1910s WWI Era Blouse
Multisized to include sizes 32"-48" in one packet
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.
Our sewn sample is made with a drawstring through a casing, rather than a sewn internal waistband, as the pattern originally called for.
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.
- HOW TO USE THIS E-PATTERN -
YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT 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. 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 comes in 3 files
- 30 sheets of paper for the pattern and sewing instructions in one file
- 3 sheets of paper for the sewing instructions
- 1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.
34 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to make all garments in this pattern. 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.
- How to Download -
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Love the design, wish the instructions were a little more clear
Posted by Pamlin on Jul 10th 2017
I picked up this design for a 1916 Suffragist event, and love how it looks, It was my first ePattern, and the assembly instructions were perfect and easy to follow.
Even though there was a caveat, I do wish the construction instructions had a bit more modern detail. Next time, I'm going to do the bias tape casing with drawstring technique instead of the external waist tape. I think it will come together better then!
CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE THIS PATTERN
Posted by Liz on May 2nd 2016
All the patterns are clear…instructions well done…can’t wait to make this pattern.