Folkwear Gibson Girl Blouse Victorian - Edwardian Style Size S-3XL Sewing Pattern # 205

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Folkwear Sewing Pattern Number 205
Gibson Girl Blouse
Pattern includes sizes Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2XLarge and 3XLarge
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete with instructions

The Gibson Girl epitomized the feminine ideal at the turn of the 20th century. She often wore a soft, loosely fitted blouse of light cotton or silk with a high collar to accentuate her slender neck. A blouse worn with a skirt became the American woman's favorite fashion. By 1905, Sears Roebuck catalogue offered 150 versions, from cotton to elaborate lace and taffeta.

Folkwear's version features the full-shaped front gathered into a rounded yoke, embellished in View B with clusters of tucks and lace insertion. Three-quarter length sleeves are gathered at the shoulders and into narrow cuffs. In View A, the high collar and yoke are finished with lace; in View B, rows of stitched lace replace the collar, as was the fashion. Tucks and lace insertion on the body of the blouse are optional.

Instructions are given in View B for a traditional bias bound cuff. The back opening and cuffs fasten with tiny buttons or hooks and eyes; clusters of gathers at center back are held in place by narrow ties, which encircle the waist and tie in front. Traditionally high waisted in back, this blouse is lovely over a skirt or it can be cut longer to tuck in.

This pattern goes very well with Folkwear # 209 Walking Skirt. I also carry this pattern in my shop.

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