The Practical Shirtwaist, 1904.

Sharing another lovely image from 1904.  Here are more shirtwaist designs from 109 years ago.  The illustrations are just lovely.  And the hats! *swoon*.

What I think is particularly interesting is the sleeve design.  The placement of the tucks and the way they controlled where the fullness is released, as well as trim or decoration accenting the cuff… simply brilliant!

Click on the image for a larger version you can read.

1 Comment on The Practical Shirtwaist, 1904.

  1. Jill
    April 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Oooh, I love the linen one with dark pique!!!

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