E-PATTERN - NANETTE - Mid 1930's Blouse

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Simply Download Files and Print at Home on 8.5" x 11" (US Letter) or A4 size paper.


Also available as a Printed Pattern here


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 features a few more "bells & 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)
• The printed pattern includes color cutting lines




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.




SIZE 30 32 34 36
BUST 30 32 34 36
WAIST 24 26 28 30
HIP 33 35 37 39


SIZE 38 40 42
BUST 38 40 42
WAIST 33 34 36
HIP 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.  


This pattern comes in 3 files, in a compressed folder


You will need to uncompress (or unzip) your folder prior to use.


  • 50 sheets for the pattern (25 for blouse body, 25 for sleeves.  There are two sleeve files and if you wish to print all sizes of sleeves you will need 75 sheets)
  • 18 sheets of paper for the sewing instructions
  • 1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet. 


69 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. 




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