>Blouses, 1919

>I am getting such a kick out of this catalog from 1919, I just had to share more picture!  My personal favorite is the little sailor blouse.  Any of these strike your fancy?

 
 
 
I’ve been putting up these old catalog scans onto my Flickr account.  I took down my vacation photos to make room!  So feel free to save high res copies for your own inspiration.

13 Comments on >Blouses, 1919

  1. BaronessVonVintage
    February 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm (7 years ago)

    >oh these are marvelous! I love the sailor look, too, and the blouse at bottom left of that last image (I've got this almost identical one listed for sale in my Etsy shop!!!)

  2. The Cupcake Goddess
    February 25, 2010 at 1:42 am (7 years ago)

    >Oh I think I'll take one of each please and I do love the prices. My favorite being the in the second scan, the top with the pockets. Love pockets. It looks so brilliant too.

  3. Amanda
    February 25, 2010 at 3:33 am (7 years ago)

    >Love the scans! Vintage books are such a great inspiration.

  4. The Dreamstress
    February 25, 2010 at 5:20 am (7 years ago)

    >I love this period! It's so sweet and feminine, but looks really comfortable!

  5. casey
    February 26, 2010 at 11:26 am (7 years ago)

    >More late 1910s goodness! Of course, I adore the sailor blouse, but the one in the bottom image (bottom left) is beautiful too. Reminds me of Folkwear's Armistice Blouse pattern…♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  6. Peter
    February 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm (7 years ago)

    >Where are these women's breasts? It's amazing how flat-chested the look was back then.

  7. Ann
    February 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm (7 years ago)

    >These 1919 posts are wonderful! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  8. Betty Lou
    February 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm (7 years ago)

    >Love them all but especially the sailor one and the the one on the last pic bottom right.

  9. Peldyn
    March 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm (7 years ago)

    >So cute! I just gave away a pattern from the 80's of blouses that looked just like these!

  10. Sew Country Chick
    January 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm (6 years ago)

    >Hi,I love your blog. I found an old sailor shirt in the bottom of an old hat box someone gave me. I hope you don't mind i copy a catalog photo to compare the two. I'll also post a link to your blog

  11. Wearing History
    January 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm (6 years ago)

    >Sure thing! Glad you found them useful :)

  12. Ann
    April 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm (6 years ago)

    >These 1919 posts are wonderful! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  13. Amanda
    April 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm (6 years ago)

    >Love the scans! Vintage books are such a great inspiration.

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