Finished Project (and Pattern Sample): “Elsie” 1910’s Blouse

I finally have a finished project to share!

Here’s a finished project that just happens to also be a pattern sample of the “Elsie” 1910’s blouse pattern.

It went together really quickly, as soon as I had time to do it.  I had previously checked the pattern when I released it, but I didn’t have time to sew up a proper, shiny, sample.  The only difference is that I opted for a drawstring and casing on the inside rather than a set waistband, so I can wear it for both period wear (with a corset) or modern wear (with jeans).

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And with the skirt of the 1910’s Suit pattern, so you can get the period effect.


I actually cut this out for the previous Historical Sew Monthly project (blue), but I got crazy busy so didn’t get to get it finished.  This month’s challenge, however, is “Stashbusting”, and since this has been waiting to be made since I came out with the pattern last year, and used all fabric and notions I already had, this definitely qualifies!

Here’s the info for the Historical Sew Monthly-

What the item is: WWI Era Blouse

The Challenge: Stashbusting

Fabric: White and blue stripe cotton or cotton blend shirting.

Stashed for?:  The fabric was bought for the other Edwardian/1910s blouse samples (the version of which is still a WIP), and the Cordelia skirt patterns.

Pattern: Elsie 1910s Blouse Pattern (Wearing History)

Year: 1916-ish

Notions: vintage mother of pearl buttons, rayon seam binding on the inside for a casing, and cotton twill tape for ties.

How historically accurate is it? Pattern is 100% accurate, but I assembled with modern methods.

Hours to complete: 5-ish.

First worn: Not yet!

Total cost: Pattern is $20.50, or e-pattern for $9.99.  For fabric, trims, etc, I’d say under $10.

8 Comments on Finished Project (and Pattern Sample): “Elsie” 1910’s Blouse

  1. Evie
    March 15, 2015 at 6:19 pm (9 years ago)

    I love the cuffs!

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2015 at 11:44 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks, Evie! The cuffs are my favorite part, too :)

  2. brigidboyer
    March 16, 2015 at 11:30 am (9 years ago)

    Oh, it looks SO pretty combined with the Skirt of the suit! Love it!

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2015 at 11:44 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you, Brigid!

  3. Black Tulip
    March 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm (9 years ago)

    Gorgeous! So many lovely little details.

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2015 at 11:44 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you! :)

  4. Esther
    March 18, 2015 at 6:38 am (9 years ago)

    That is a gorgeous blouse! You’re so talented! :)
    I am definitely getting this pattern soon – I have been loving Edwardian looks lately, and this blouse is just perfect!

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2015 at 11:43 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Esther!

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