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!
BriMarch 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm (11 years ago)
These are beautiful, I think I would just wear this blouse with jeans for fun!
LaurenMarch 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm (11 years ago)
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 :)
Reba CurtisMarch 6, 2012 at 3:19 am (11 years ago)
I’d love to own some of your pieces. Keep us abreast so when I have money in my pocket we can talk.
LaurenMarch 7, 2012 at 9:56 am (11 years ago)
Thank you! Will do ! I’m hoping this one will be done next week and the skirt will be a few weeks following that.
Libby GohnMarch 6, 2012 at 4:24 am (11 years ago)
It looks so great! Thanks for your dedication to this pattern!
LaurenMarch 7, 2012 at 9:57 am (11 years ago)
Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it!
The DreamstressMarch 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm (11 years ago)
Sooooooo exciting! This pattern will fill such a gap in the historical costuming market!
The DreamstressMarch 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm (11 years ago)
Also, should I mention how much I love that you used ‘guimpe’ :-D
Karen LavoieMarch 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm (11 years ago)
Lauren, this is beautiful. do you think it can work for a 40-D bust with size 12-14 shoulders?
LaurenMarch 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm (11 years ago)
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 :)