I’m hard at work getting the 1910s Blouse Pattern all finished up and ready for release, but I wanted to announce a giveaway!!
In this giveaway you will win ONE copy of the upcoming 1910s Blouse Pattern in the size pack of your choice.
This blouse has a NEW sizing, different than other Wearing History pattern sizing, so please refer to the pattern description for the new size chart. This pattern will be available in size 30″ to 44″ bust. The listing has also been updated to include the pattern price.
The expected release date of the 1910s Blouse Pattern, Wearing History #1005, is March 20th.
This is a new era for Wearing History patterns, and one I’m excited to be delving into with you. Please help get the word out by sharing the giveaway love! Feel free to use any images in this post or in the 1910s Blouse Preview post on your blog with a link back here or to my website to help share the giveaway love :)
In order to give you greater chances to win, I am offering three chances to enter this giveaway. Leave three total comments for three chances to win.*
- #1 How Would You Style It? Leave me a comment below telling me how you would style or wear the blouse you make from the pattern.
- #2 Post to Social Network Post a link to this blog entry on Facebook OR Twitter then come back here and leave your second comment. You’re welcome to post to both facebook & twitter but it will count as one entry. Please leave only one comment for entry #2, even if you post to multiple accounts/groups/pages. You can mention them all in your single post for this way to enter.
- #3 Blog About It Post a blog entry about this pattern giveaway with a link back to this blog entry. Feel free to use any images in this post on your blog entry. Then come back here and leave me your third comment!
- Post one comment per entry, for three maximum separate entries. One entry allowed for each style of entry (one of #1, one of #2, one of #3). Do not leave one comment saying you’ve done all three, as that will only count as one entry. Please be sure to include your email address that is best to reach you in the comment form.
- Please do not leave a comment unless you want to be entered in this giveaway- if you have a question or comment about the patterns, please leave them in the prior entry about the pattern release, in order to simplify this thread. Thanks for your understanding!
- Duplicate entries done in error will be deleted.
- This giveaway is open to USA and international residents and includes free shipping. This entry is not open to destinations of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria, via USPS regulations. Sorry!
- The winner will be chosen at random from amongst the entries via a number generator.
- This pattern will ship to the winner after the pattern is released.
This giveaway is open immediately for entries and will close by the end of the day on 3/16/2012 PST. Any comments posted after that date will not be counted.
If you do not see your comment at first, don’t despair! I have an automatic comment filter on which often filters comments out, especially for first time posters or if links are included in the post, and many have to be approved manually once I get back to the computer. I carefully check my unapproved comments and spam filter for all posts, and will do so as I get the chance.
*updated to clarify on 3/10
LaurieMarch 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm (11 years ago)
The blouse looks great!! I would probably wear it with matching 1910’s skirt, and the style I like the best is the one without the high collar. I’m also thinking of a way ti incorporate petiod wear into my everyday clothes. this blouse could be a good start!
Betty JonesMarch 16, 2012 at 11:34 am (11 years ago)
This is a beautiful pattern. Didn’t they call this style the Gibson Girl? I would make this blouse out of cream colored satin. with matching lace,using the high neck and long sleeve. A black skirt like the other showing above would be beautiful and of course high top laced, black shoes.
LaurieMarch 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm (11 years ago)
Just left a link on my facebook page!
Lauren RMarch 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm (11 years ago)
I would make this pattern up into a lovely voile version and wear it with a 19teens skirt I’m supposed to be making, for a Titanic Tea in April.
Lauren RMarch 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm (11 years ago)
Posted on American Duchess on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/americanduchess
LaurieMarch 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm (11 years ago)
Just blogged about it, here is the link: http://fairyfingers.blogspot.com/2012/03/wearing-history-blouse-pattern.html
Elizabeth LMarch 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm (11 years ago)
I would use some eyelet white fabric, I would tea/coffee dye it to an antiqued color and then I would make a beautiful version of this pattern out of it. I would also purchase some crocheted trim and add that to the blouse.
Elizabeth LMarch 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm (11 years ago)
I posted on my Facebook (I also tagged/mentioned Wearing History in it.) I don’t know how to get a link just to the post. :D
Cindy PiselliMarch 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm (11 years ago)
I just blogged about your beautiful pattern on my blog! http://brokecostumer.blogspot.com/2012/03/this-is-gorgeous.html
lalaMarch 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm (11 years ago)
Since I am a costume designer there is no end to the possible uses for a pattern like this!
Elizabeth LMarch 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm (11 years ago)
And third times the charm they say: I also blogged about you. Though very few people read my page. :D
lalaMarch 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm (11 years ago)
Cindy PiselliMarch 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm (11 years ago)
I just posted your pattern on the San Diego Costume Guild Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/333057183295/
lalaMarch 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm (11 years ago)
EricaMarch 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm (11 years ago)
1. I would so wear this blouse with the skirt pattern coming soon. Looks positively dreamy!! I’ve been craving a Downton Abbey/Titanic look for ages!!
EricaMarch 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm (11 years ago)
2. Posted it to my facebook!
EricaMarch 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm (11 years ago)
LisaMarch 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm (11 years ago)
Wow, this is awesome! I love these patterns. I would wear the blouse both on Halloween and at the Anne of Green Gables costume party that I would be sure to throw, should I win. :)
Natasha PushkinaMarch 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm (11 years ago)
just shared your link on my FB
the pattern looks inspiring
I will definitely play with the laces placement:
vertical and diagonal, possibly inspired by Eifel Tower, as I am living in Paris
let’s add some French touch :)
MelissaMarch 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm (11 years ago)
I am so excited about the new sizing! I would love to make the version with the low neck, in black just like the preview, and I think it would look sexy and modern with a red pencil skirt, or more romantic with a coral chiffon maxi skirt.
MelissaMarch 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm (11 years ago)
KellyMarch 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm (11 years ago)
Oh goody! I need a lovely blouse pattern to match the skirts I have made and a perfect use for some lovely cottons and laces in my stash. Probably I’ll make a few, in cream and white and maybe a black too. It would also be a chance to practice some new whitework techniques I’ve been to try out.
Kimiko S.March 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm (11 years ago)
I would like to make this in a soft linen or cotton blend, with all the pretty laces as you have depicted in heirloom style. I have a split skirt pattern from slightly earlier in the period that I’ve been looking for a blouse to go with it, and this would be quite lovely with it.
ljhsMarch 10, 2012 at 12:14 am (11 years ago)
I would make this beauty out of some ivory coloured light weight fabric and trimmed with sumptuous lace. I would wear it regularly teamed with whatever takes my fancy skirts both long and short, trousers and maybe even shorts in the summer months.
NyxieMarch 10, 2012 at 12:43 am (11 years ago)
I have been looking for a good pattern to make to go with the 1911 corset pattern I am working on. I love all the lace on the blouse.
NyxieMarch 10, 2012 at 12:48 am (11 years ago)
I posted on my facebook about it and already have your facebook page liked.
SophieMarch 10, 2012 at 3:50 am (11 years ago)
I would wear the blouse with my long black 70s skirt and accessorize with a 1930s tilt hat and crochet gloves. :)
KateMarch 10, 2012 at 4:10 am (11 years ago)
I was learning about drawn threadwork… I think this blouse would be a perfect opportunity to try it out, and have a work of art to wear to WWI events!
KateMarch 10, 2012 at 4:12 am (11 years ago)
… just left a comment and a link on my facebook page!
DeeMarch 10, 2012 at 4:57 am (11 years ago)
I would make it in a light batiste with lace and wear it with the scalloped Edwardian skirt from VPLL for a great Titanic or Downton look! #1
Jenny-RoseMarch 10, 2012 at 5:29 am (11 years ago)
One of the things I really love about this pattern is the versatility. I want use it both for a 1910 look (probably in cotton voile with the long sleeve and high collar, paired with the Cordelia skirt) and also for everyday (following the styling of your evening version only out of a sheer with a fitted camisole underneath, paired with an knee-length skirt).
Jen in YpsiMarch 10, 2012 at 5:32 am (11 years ago)
I’d be using this pattern to make probably both views, as I’m attending the World Steam Expo in a few months, as well as for the Titanic exhibit that will be in town at the same time.
Jenny-RoseMarch 10, 2012 at 5:46 am (11 years ago)
Just posted on my Live Journal and Blog! :>
Joyce BucciMarch 10, 2012 at 5:49 am (11 years ago)
This pattern is exactly what I have been looking for! I have a beautiful antique dress form from 1912 that I have in my living room (my house was built in 1910), and I’ve been wanting to dress her to the correct period. I would make the blouse in ecru and pair it with a dark brown skirt. She would be lovely!
GwenyverMarch 10, 2012 at 5:49 am (11 years ago)
I’ve been looking for such a pattern for a blouse I could use for Steampunk outfits.
StephanieMarch 10, 2012 at 6:06 am (11 years ago)
Maggie Smith rocks some great blouses on Downton Abbey and I’ve got my heart set on reproducing a darling high collared blouse with a self fabric bow at the base of the neck. This pattern would be perfect!
StephanieMarch 10, 2012 at 6:09 am (11 years ago)
Shared on facebook! :)
Emily RadulescuMarch 10, 2012 at 6:26 am (11 years ago)
I would love to make this blouse up and wear it with jeans for a sort of retro/modern look…would also be a great piece to incorporate some of my tatting!
Emily RadulescuMarch 10, 2012 at 6:28 am (11 years ago)
Posted the link to my facebook page :)
JenniMarch 10, 2012 at 6:28 am (11 years ago)
I love the new blouse! I’ve got plans to make a 1910s suit this year – dark blue with lighter blue stripe – and I would use this pattern to make a blouse to wear with the suit!
Emily RadulescuMarch 10, 2012 at 6:31 am (11 years ago)
And I posted to my blog about it!
StephanieMarch 10, 2012 at 6:32 am (11 years ago)
Shared on my blog too! http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/2012/03/edwardian-giveaway.html
JenniMarch 10, 2012 at 6:34 am (11 years ago)
I just blogged about it here! :)
JenniMarch 10, 2012 at 6:37 am (11 years ago)
And now I’ve FaceBooked about it too! Yay for the new 1910s blouse pattern! :)
HeatherMarch 10, 2012 at 6:43 am (11 years ago)
Oh, what a lovely pattern! I shared this on Facebook. :)
DawnMarch 10, 2012 at 7:11 am (11 years ago)
I’d like to try it with the insertions shown on the pattern but I’d like to try and crochet them myself!
DawnMarch 10, 2012 at 7:14 am (11 years ago)
posted on my facebook account
Chelsea AMarch 10, 2012 at 7:24 am (11 years ago)
What a gorgeous pattern! I’d wear it traditional (with a 1910’s skirt), with a shorter 1940’s style skirt and with a pair of jeans! I think this style could be really versatile!
Thanks for such a great giveaway!
Chelsea AMarch 10, 2012 at 7:28 am (11 years ago)
Posted on FB!
Sarah WMarch 10, 2012 at 7:28 am (11 years ago)
What a lovely pattern! I usually draft my own, but would happily do an exception for this. Though I’ve had a 1910’s skirt planned for a while, I’d probably wear the blouse on an everyday basis – my present nursing figure lends itself well to this style….. ;)
MaggieMarch 10, 2012 at 7:47 am (11 years ago)
I have a teens fashion plate that this blouse would be perfect for – I might try adding some pintucks too!
MaggieMarch 10, 2012 at 7:48 am (11 years ago)
Here’s my facebook post:
MaggieMarch 10, 2012 at 7:53 am (11 years ago)
Here’s my blog post:
DonnaMarch 10, 2012 at 7:55 am (11 years ago)
A historical pattern that will fit me! I would wear this made of a thin linen, in the view without the high collar, with my brown Edwardian walking skirt.
DonnaMarch 10, 2012 at 8:00 am (11 years ago)
Posted on Facebook
KatherineMarch 10, 2012 at 8:00 am (11 years ago)
I posted a link on my Facebook page!
KatherineMarch 10, 2012 at 8:00 am (11 years ago)
I posted a link on my blog! Love the pattern!
Abigail MilesMarch 10, 2012 at 8:04 am (11 years ago)
Posted about the giveaway on my blog!
Abigail MilesMarch 10, 2012 at 8:07 am (11 years ago)
Mentioned it on my tumblr (I know it’s not part of the requirements) and linked it to my twitter
Breanne CMarch 10, 2012 at 8:21 am (11 years ago)
I would love to work with the pattern and use the blouse as a part of a Scottish Country Dancing outfit.
LyraMarch 10, 2012 at 8:22 am (11 years ago)
It’s a lovely pattern and I would love to have a chance at the giveaway. I have all this black insertion and scalloped lace in my stash and I would love to make a 1910s blouse by piecing each pattern piece together with thin and thick width lace and lovely black cotton for a fabulous daytime mourning look. ;)
M.C.March 10, 2012 at 8:28 am (11 years ago)
I think I’d pair this with jeans and flats or high-waisted pencil skirt and heels, with period hair. Very pretty blouse. I used to have something similar to this from a thrift store when I was a teenager.
M.C.March 10, 2012 at 8:28 am (11 years ago)
I shared this via facebook.
Katie B.March 10, 2012 at 8:37 am (11 years ago)
Omigooses, I’ve been drooling over this since you posted the teaser!! I’ve been doing a monthly steampunk dress-up day, and I would totally pair this with the skirt to wear for that. Or just to wear generally, since I love any excuse to dress up. ;)
Katie B.March 10, 2012 at 8:39 am (11 years ago)
Tina C.March 10, 2012 at 8:42 am (11 years ago)
This pattern is so lovely and versatile that one could wear it with just about anything! I’d make it in a neutral color like white, cream, or black and style it with a bright colored pencil skirt or circle skirt. It would also look really nice with a pair of stovepipe legged pants–dressy or jeans.
Tina C.March 10, 2012 at 8:43 am (11 years ago)
I posted this giveaway to Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/tinapickles/status/178520949967175680
Tina C.March 10, 2012 at 8:53 am (11 years ago)
Posted to my blog! http://retrorabbithole.blogspot.com/2012/03/wearing-history-giveaway.html
LM BaldersonMarch 10, 2012 at 8:58 am (11 years ago)
I would make it in white with the lace panels and pair it with a pencil skirt to keep the period feel but make it wearable for today!
HannahMarch 10, 2012 at 9:07 am (11 years ago)
I would wear the blouse with a lovely Edwardian skirt. I also would like to try dressing up a pair of jeans with it!
HannahMarch 10, 2012 at 9:14 am (11 years ago)
I posted on Twitter!
Charlene MurrayMarch 10, 2012 at 9:19 am (11 years ago)
I love your patterns. I just this era of fashion.
Sarah JaneMarch 10, 2012 at 10:11 am (11 years ago)
What a lovely pattern. I would make it up in sheer white voile with pintucks and lace insertion and pair it with a dove gray or light brown skirt and a silk girdle. . .. Or even worn with a modern skirt or a pair of jeans or slacks it would still look classic and great. .. this is lovely! If I don’t win the giveaway, I will definitely be ordering a copy of the pattern!
Sarah JaneMarch 10, 2012 at 10:17 am (11 years ago)
Posted to my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/romantichistory
GillianMarch 10, 2012 at 10:24 am (11 years ago)
Oooh, this is so lovely! I like it just the way it’s made up in the cover photos, with all the lace insertion. I’d probably knit my own lace and make it up in a sheer voile or batiste with pintucks and maybe white-on-white embroidery – although I could also see this in a dark colour, maybe navy, deep red, or black, for a really striking evening look. I’ve got several skirts made from the “Walking Skirt” pattern and I’d probably wear it with one of those, but I could see it also working with a more modern skirt or even possibly trousers.
GillianMarch 10, 2012 at 10:27 am (11 years ago)
I posted this to Facebook and am about to put it on Twitter as well :) (@glanalaw)
Caitlin LeydenMarch 10, 2012 at 11:05 am (11 years ago)
I would play with it in different colors. Maybe add some fun trim and texture. I even have some embroidery patterns I could use perhaps make it a little fantasy-ish.
AmyMarch 10, 2012 at 11:09 am (11 years ago)
I would love to make this and wear it with skinny jeans and boots. I love it.
Mary Quinn EakinsMarch 10, 2012 at 11:22 am (11 years ago)
I would make this in white cotton batiste, and then trim it with cotton lace insertion, entredeaux, and a little embroidery! I think I would wear it with a 19-teens Downton/Titanic style skirt for period dressing up, or for “modern” dressing up I would pair it with a pencil skirt and heels!
Mary Quinn EakinsMarch 10, 2012 at 11:23 am (11 years ago)
I posted this page to Facebook as well!
DebiMarch 10, 2012 at 11:25 am (11 years ago)
YAY! I absolutely LOVE this pattern! Count me in! I would style it in 1912 style first then later in more modern style!
SabrinaMarch 10, 2012 at 11:25 am (11 years ago)
I’d make it in a nice white lawn or voile and maybe take the opportunity to try out some lace insertion or whitework embroidery. Then I’d have to make a teens skirt (or several) to go with it, maybe in chocolate brown or slate grey.
DebiMarch 10, 2012 at 11:27 am (11 years ago)
Also posted on my facebook page! Yahooooo!
I also posted on the Project 1912 Facebook page!
Jessie HeningerMarch 10, 2012 at 11:37 am (11 years ago)
I would make the house with out the high neckline and wear it with a skirt with a 1930’s type look. I would totally do my hair cool and try to incorporate some lace into the blouse for sure!!
Gwyneth AubreyMarch 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm (11 years ago)
It’s so lovely! We’ve been reading “Ozma of Oz” as our family bedtime book, and the blouse looks just like the top of Dorothy’s dress. I’d add a little skirt, and a red belt, and make it in eyelet for my little girl, who is also a Dorothy, and also blonde, as Dorothy is in this Oz book. So lovely!!!
ElisabethMarch 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm (11 years ago)
I would totally make this up in some voile I have on hand, and maybe source some non-cheap lace for the collar. I recently did a 1906ish dress with cheapo-craft lace that from about two feet away looks great, but close up? It’s nothing like the real stuff! I really want to find some pretty stuff and do a really nice blouse or dress with a guipire collar.
Sarah WMarch 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm (11 years ago)
Blogged about it: http://amostpeculiarmademoiselle.blogspot.com/2012/03/wearing-history-pattern-giveaway.html
allisonvscMarch 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm (11 years ago)
I love lace, and this is a very pretty pattern.
ElaMarch 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm (11 years ago)
Posted it to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/veryfaery
ElaMarch 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm (11 years ago)
As for the design suggestions, I’d probably make it out of some black, semi-sheer fabric, combine it with black velvet inserts and a high lace collar (I lucked out in finding a lot of over 100 antique trims and pieces of lace, the date on one of the original cardboard reads..tadaa..1912! :)). I’d add some more lace on the front, maybe jabot-style, and top it all of with a huge amount of jet beads. Go sparkle for me, pretty blouse! :-)
Brigid BoyerMarch 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm (11 years ago)
This is a great giveaway!
I would probably make this in a plain white, with maybe a lace overlay, and would wear it with all of my skirts! Gotta love lacy blouses!
Raisin4CookiesMarch 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm (11 years ago)
I love that blouse! I would wear it to church with a long skirt, or during the week with simple trousers. Thanks for doing a giveaway!
Raisin4CookiesMarch 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm (11 years ago)
I also Facebooked the giveaway! :)
Rachel C.March 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm (11 years ago)
I would style the blouse with nice trousers for elegant office/work wear. I would make it in something light and airy to suit the warm weather at hand.
MelissaMarch 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm (11 years ago)
I would let my sister style it :). She has a skirt she is making for a Titanic event in April and needs a pattern to make a top. I would be generous and give it to her ;)!
MarchelleMarch 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm (11 years ago)
I would make this in cream or beige and wear it with my black skinny jeans and maroon plaid mens blazer. I love a splash of antique/vintage/delicate in the everyday!
Thanks for the giveaway
ErikaMarch 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm (11 years ago)
I mentioned it on the facebook page for my vintage pattern shop, ErikawithaK Vintage: http://www.etsy.com/ErikawithaKVintage
ErikaMarch 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm (11 years ago)
I would like to make this blouse exactly as they would have styled it in the teens. Obviously, Downton Abbey has inspired us both! Great job!
SerenaMarch 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm (11 years ago)
The blouse is just beautiful, and I’m so excited about it! Looks old fashioned but fits modern bodies? Yes, please!!!
I would make this up in the classic white with lace insertion and wear it with a below-knee-length dirndl-style skirt (I’m thinking in a dark blue silk that I have) to my brother’s wedding this June!
SerenaMarch 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm (11 years ago)
I Tweeted about the giveaway! Thank you!
Meeka SorensenMarch 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm (11 years ago)
What a pretty pretty blouse and I would style it with any number of my wool skirts. Thanks for doing this give away.
ShannonMarch 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm (11 years ago)
I would do something Downton Abbey-esque with it for sure! Making a forest green skirt from 1915 at the moment…it would go great with that…
ShannonMarch 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm (11 years ago)
Posted a link to your blog on http://www.facebook.com/costumesbyshannon!
CarolMarch 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm (11 years ago)
You are giving this away on my birthday, so it would make a lovely gift for me! I would love to have this pattern to use for a show my theatre group is doing in May (Angel Street). I do costumes and also perform. It’s a beautiful pattern!
DawnMarch 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm (11 years ago)
Posted on my blog. http://wandabvictorian.wordpress.com/
ElaMarch 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm (11 years ago)
And finally…blogged about it :-)
KimMarch 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm (11 years ago)
I would use it as the start to a teens day dress, rather than as a separate. I am imagining it with a bolero type over jacket, and lots of lace.
Rebecca M. JMarch 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm (11 years ago)
I would make the high collared one in a black silk or semi sheer cotton with black cotton lace inserts and pair it with a matching skirt and big hat and wear it for the Titanic Anniversary. I love it and thinks its beautiful.
The DreamstressMarch 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm (11 years ago)
I’d style this blouse all sorts of ways – with a linen skirt with cunning button detailing for historical, or with a high waisted pencil skirt to give it a modern twist. I bet it would look good with high waisted pleat fronted 1940s trousers too!
The DreamstressMarch 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm (11 years ago)
And I have now posted about it on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/thedreamstress
I really want this pattern ;-)
RachelMarch 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm (11 years ago)
Just gorgeous! I would style it with a long skirt in best Downton Abbey fashion :) I would probably also wear it with a 40’s style skirt too… I think it has a very versatile look :)
RachelMarch 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm (11 years ago)
And I just Facebooked it for you too :)
RachelMarch 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm (11 years ago)
And blogged over at: http://jacobiterose.blogspot.com/2012/03/win-titanic-era-blouse.html
DeannaMarch 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm (11 years ago)
I would make this in white cotton, trimmed with lace, and wear with my antique petticoat, which has a bottom ruffle trimmed in broderie anglaise. I’d probably also wear it with jeans, and denim skirts, long, full ones, as well as short straight ones.
TammyMarch 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm (11 years ago)
How lovely! I would make the one without the high collar. I’d love to wear it with a skirt exactly like the one shown.
BethMarch 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm (11 years ago)
To start, I’d probably make a traditional white blouse and wear it as a period costume – but I’d use it as an excuse to try some heirloom sewing for the first time!
BethMarch 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm (11 years ago)
Posted a link for the giveaway on my blog:
BethMarch 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm (11 years ago)
Posted on Facebook!
NatashaMarch 11, 2012 at 1:00 am (11 years ago)
I would probably make the low necked version in a nice pastel colour with some crocheted lace. For everyday wear I would wear it tucked into a skirt or maybe some high waisted pants, but I will probably end up making the matching skirt just to have a complete 1910 outfit. :)
EoMarch 11, 2012 at 1:32 am (11 years ago)
I woud sewing the Blouse for Ringcon- i love so much the Lace.
Postet it on my Blog
MonicaMarch 11, 2012 at 9:19 am (11 years ago)
Beautiful! I would probably do several versions, since I wear nice things often for work and church. Beyond the batiste and lace in a cream or white, I think I would make it in a navy silk with black velvet ribbon and soutasche braid to wear with my favorite navy suiting stright skirt and period cross instep pumps.
MonicaMarch 11, 2012 at 9:20 am (11 years ago)
posted to Facebook
Jill RustMarch 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm (11 years ago)
so pretty! I would love to make this blouse up for a Steampunk outfit.
Jill RustMarch 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm (11 years ago)
I just posted on Facebook too!
JuliaMarch 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm (11 years ago)
Oh, what a pretty blouse!
I might style it with a circle skirt, as I love circle skirts, or some sort of poofy gathered skirt, which is the style that I love! :-)
Thanks for the giveaway!
coenobita54 [at] gmail [dot] com
RebekahMarch 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm (11 years ago)
I would like to wear it with an Edwardian skirt, or just any sutable skirt really. It would also be interesting to try it with some nice slacks!
RebekahMarch 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm (11 years ago)
Posted to my facebook!
Mimi OMarch 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm (11 years ago)
What a beautiful blouse pattern and would look lovely with a skirt of that time period. This is a blouse I would pair with my western jeans, red cowboy boots and blinged-out cowgirl belt. Just lovely…
Mimi OMarch 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm (11 years ago)
I just posted a link on my FB page. ;-) Good Luck to all…
ErinMarch 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm (11 years ago)
I would first wear this at the titanic tea I’m attending in April. I would then wear it with a black pencil or slight A-line skirt.
It is so cute!
Wilhelmina FrameMarch 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm (11 years ago)
I would sew the blouse in black with black lace as I love black for Edwardian. More maybe a very bright color!
Wilhelmina FrameMarch 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm (11 years ago)
And I’ve also posted this on my FB page!
Ana RMarch 12, 2012 at 3:27 am (11 years ago)
I love the 19th century and early 20th century clothing. I could wear this in so many occasions: on reenactment, at themed dinner parties with friends, at picnics or even on a regular spring day just because I like it :)
Mimi OMarch 12, 2012 at 3:42 am (11 years ago)
Here is a link to my third post fulfilling the blog portion of this give-away.
Carly W.March 12, 2012 at 7:01 am (11 years ago)
I plan to make this in a sheer batiste cotton with lace insertion and or appliques to wear with a high waisted checked wool 1912 skirt, black shoes, some kind of pretty belt and a big black vintage straw hat with flowers on top! I also might have to redo my antique parasol to carry with it as well. I love how you’ve styled it in the pictures!
HeideMarch 12, 2012 at 9:55 am (11 years ago)
Ohhhh! Too many options! I really love it white with the lace. But I can also see it a delicate shade of pink with the round neck. Or in a dotted swiss, pale yellow or cream.
It is a beautiful pattern! Love the skirt pattern too.
Lynn CrusselMarch 12, 2012 at 10:07 am (11 years ago)
Love this blouse. I have the perfect 1912 skirt pattern to go with!
Lynn CrusselMarch 12, 2012 at 10:09 am (11 years ago)
Posted to Facebook! : )
CynthiaMarch 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm (11 years ago)
This blouse is fantastic. I think I would wear it with a high waisted pencil skirt or tucked into some skinny jeans. I’m never very period correct in my styling, but I love the look of this blouse
Jenny BayleyMarch 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm (11 years ago)
just tweeted it! :D
KristenMarch 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm (11 years ago)
I’d love to make the round neck version with 3/4 sleeves in a white lawn or something else light for summer, with lace or crocheted trim, paired with jeans or shorts for an easy but cute summer outfit!
Melissa BrownMarch 12, 2012 at 10:31 pm (11 years ago)
This is a blouse I would wear, in white, for work, so I would leave off the lace and eyelet and sew some long vertical pintucked sections in the front, perhaps joining them with hand-faggoted seams to break up the whiteness of it . I think I’d also put a hand-faggoted seam or three down each sleeve.
LauraMarch 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm (11 years ago)
I will definitely be making this blouse at some point in the near future..I’ve almost completed my 1911 corset from the online sew along and have been trying to decide what to make to wear with it and I think this blouse (and the skirt) are perfect! I’ll probably make this blouse in the long sleeved version, with pretty lace on the front, and I really love the high, pointed collar. :)
LauraMarch 13, 2012 at 12:00 am (11 years ago)
I posted a note on Twitter about the giveaway and tagged @WearingHistory :P
LauraMarch 13, 2012 at 12:03 am (11 years ago)
I also posted about the giveaway on my Tumlbr blog! :)
DebbieMarch 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm (11 years ago)
Added to Vintage Dancer’s Facebook page. Love the pattern. Great work!
Since I am preparing some 1920’s outfits for my new book I would consider using this pattern for a late teens/ 20’s style blouse too. So many possibilities.
Aurora CelesteMarch 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm (11 years ago)
Aurora CelesteMarch 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm (11 years ago)
And I tweeted!
Aurora CelesteMarch 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm (11 years ago)
And for styling, I think the collar-less blouse would look great with a pencil skirt!
SelenaMarch 14, 2012 at 9:16 am (11 years ago)
I love vintage style clothing, and I just can’t restrict myself to one era. I am always looking for lovely feminine patterns to wear as intended and also making small changes so they are more modern. I hope I can work with this pattern.
SelenaMarch 14, 2012 at 9:19 am (11 years ago)
I posted a link on my facebook page. The more chances the better.
RandyMarch 14, 2012 at 10:40 am (11 years ago)
I would make the blouse in a plum silk to wear to the ragtime festival I will be attending in Sedalia, Missouri.
RandyMarch 14, 2012 at 10:42 am (11 years ago)
I just posted it on my facebook page!
RandyMarch 14, 2012 at 10:49 am (11 years ago)
Just put it on my Blog!
AnnabelleMarch 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm (11 years ago)
This is exquisite; I love the details! Though I adore the way it is styled in your photos as edwardian attire, I think that if I were to get the most use from it, I would give it a modern touch. Made up in a cranberry silk cotton and paired with the grey pencil skirt.
CarlanaMarch 15, 2012 at 3:41 am (11 years ago)
My daughter and I are so excited about these upcoming patterns! Last fall we moved into a Edwardian period home and look forward to reviving its history by wearing period dress when we have parties and other special occasions. We’re looking to build a small seasonal wardrobe…now for the husband and son. :-)
CarlanaMarch 15, 2012 at 3:44 am (11 years ago)
I posted to both my FB and Google + accounts. Thanks!!!!
OliviaMarch 15, 2012 at 11:34 am (11 years ago)
I would make this in a thin linen or a cotton voile in cream white. Then I would wear it with a brown tweed pencil skirt in a sort of early 30s style (a.ka a bit longer skirt). I would also wear a brown beret or a cloche-hat, brown stockings and my red/brown deco style shoes.. Wearing this I would go for bicycle rides in the country this coming spring….
OliviaMarch 15, 2012 at 11:36 am (11 years ago)
Just put it on my facebook-page! :)
ValMarch 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm (11 years ago)
I’ve always wanted to make a lace insertion blouse, and would love to be able to make it using a pattern YOU made. Posting it on FB, and when I get a chance, I’ll post in my blog too.
MeganMarch 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm (11 years ago)
I love the look of the high collar, but I always feel like I’m being chocked! Thanks for the giveaway!
KatherineMarch 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm (11 years ago)
I would make the blouse out of a light pink cotton fabric with white lace insets!
KatherineMarch 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm (11 years ago)
I posted on my blog!
KatherineMarch 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm (11 years ago)
I posted on Facebook!
Julie BlackMarch 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm (11 years ago)
Would love this to make a Steampunk outfit!
Julie BlackMarch 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm (11 years ago)
shared on my fb wall
Joanne MackinMarch 15, 2012 at 11:56 pm (11 years ago)
I have faceboked you
Christina PappMarch 16, 2012 at 11:17 am (11 years ago)
Just posted on Facebook!
So looking forward to the pattern release. Yay!
Christina PappMarch 16, 2012 at 11:24 am (11 years ago)
For my 2nd chance to win: I’d style this blouse by using the best cream-colored lace insertions I could afford, underlined in pale blue lawn. I’d make the coordinating 1910s skirt in pale blue linen and make a 1910s hat in blues. Cream-colored gloves I think. These dreams are so much fun!
Judith AnheierMarch 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm (11 years ago)
The pattern is beautiful! I’d love to style it with something contemporary to today (some wide-leg pants maybe?) and wear it to work. So pretty and feminine!
Judith AnheierMarch 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm (11 years ago)
Just posted to Facebook–I know I have sewing friends who’d love your blog and your patterns. Thanks for all the hard work you do!
Lisa Marie BrunoMarch 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm (11 years ago)
I’ve recently begun to get back into designing, patternmaking and sewing again.
I do ‘Heirloom sewing’ where you use multiple rows of insertion laces to create a fabric. I’ve been known to use up to 13 rows of lace to create a fabric. :) So I would be doing that with this pattern. Also, since I am a larger size woman I would most likely have to ‘grade it up’ to fit me. I look forward to the challenge! :)
I just purchased a few yards of tone-on-tone floral design 1970s cotton batiste fabric and am excited to use it for this pattern. PS: Love the idea of a contest! thanks :)
Lisa Marie BrunoMarch 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm (11 years ago)
Just posted it to my facebook :)