1910s Blouse and Guimpe Pattern

Hello! Happy Monday! I’m pleased to bring you the “official” pattern post for the1910s Blouse and Guimpe pattern!
This pattern has been months in development, so I’ve very excited to share more information and photographs with you!  I have completely drafted this pattern from scratch- I started with an original period pattern and it quickly became obvious that it would not “do”.  I scrapped the whole project and started over, drafting brand new Wearing History pattern blocks from scratch based on my professional dressmaker form, altering the patterns and drafting them based on those blocks by using both extant garments, period patterns, and period illustrations as reference and inspiration, and I hope the result of which you will love and met my goal- which was to provide a pattern which is based on a modern commercial form yet and is meant to be a marriage between modern proportion (we sure have changed in shape in the last 100 years), and vintage styling, fit, and authenticity.

This pattern is meant as your “go to” pattern for this period, and can carry you from daytime to afternoon to evening based upon the stylings you choose and the embellishments you do with your creativity.  This pattern includes a round neckline, a square neckline, and two high collar versions- one with a straight high collar and one with a pointed high collar.  Also included are two sleeve lengths, a long and 3/4 length sleeve.

More information about this pattern can now be found on my pattern listing.

Don’t forget to check out the preview post for the upcoming Cordelia skirt pattern, if you missed it!

I really hope you love these new patterns!  They’ve been my babies these past few months and I’m very happy to be announcing them here, and delving into one of my favorite periods with Wearing History!

Have a blessed day!

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10 thoughts on “1910s Blouse and Guimpe Pattern”

  1. Thank you!
    I actually thought the same thing! I wanted to take photos of one of the blouses with jeans and forgot. Oops? Guess we’ll have to take more photos eventually :)

  2. I’d love to own some of your pieces. Keep us abreast so when I have money in my pocket we can talk.

  3. Lauren, this is beautiful. do you think it can work for a 40-D bust with size 12-14 shoulders?

    1. Thank you, Karen!
      I believe it will work with adjustments/alterations, but you will need to do a mock up to test your shoulder width and sleeve placement. I am unsure of the adjustments that may be needed, but the book “Fit for Real People” would probably be of help :)

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