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The fireworks & flowers Armistice blouse

Remember back in January when I made the Folkwear #210 Armistice Blouse for Maggie? When I was done making it for myself I thought “Hmmm…that was quick and easy and cute, and I have extra of the floral voile I used for the front panel. I should make one for me”. So I cut one out, and got started on it, and then my schedule got overwhelmed with other sewing.  The mostly-done blouse languished on my UFO pile for six months, while I waited for an excuse to finish it.  Then the Sew Weekly ‘Red, White & Blue’ July 4th themed challenge came up, and I thought “Perfect!”.  The little blue pattern on the voile is probably supposed to be flowers, but it has always reminded me of fireworks. I didn’t end up finishing the blouse for the ‘Red, White & Blue’ challenge.  Instead I finished a waaaaaaay older UFO, and dolled up the blouse front with elaborate insertion work for the ‘Embellishement’ challenge. Sadly, I don’t love the blouse.  It’s just too fussy and …

Review: Folkwear #210 Armistice Blouse

In designing costumes for the Home Show, I consulted hundreds of photographs of New Zealanders during WWI, and noticed that many women were wearing blouses similar to the classic 1910s blouse pattern: Folkwear #210, the Armistice Blouse.  I’ve had this pattern for years, but never used it.  Perfect opportunity to make it up for Maggie! (apologies in advance for the dreadful photographs of the pattern.  I spent all day hunting for it, and finally found it once the light was gone.  I’ll take better ones tomorrow and replace them) What it is: A pattern based on blouses from 1915-1919.  It’s not clear if the pattern is based on an extent blouse, extent patterns, or just a sampling of the most common blouse characteristics from this period, though I really suspect from making it up that it isn’t 100% historically accurate. It comes with options for a drawn-thread-work front, or a pintucked front, and for lace trim. My version: My version is made of a hard-wearing, washable black silk with a slight slub (I made Mr …

The Scroop Patterns Selina Blouse ScroopPatterns.com

Building Your Own 1910s & WWI Wardrobe: Blouses, Skirts & Suits

Continuing on my series on making your own 1910s & WWI era wardrobe (with a focus on 1914-19), here are patterns for making your classic separates: blouses, skirts & suits. The patterns I’ve included here are from pattern companies I’ve made items from, or have helped students or friends make items from, and can recommend on that basis. I have not included pattern companies that I do not recommend, or pattern companies I have seen or tested in any way. I did not include patterns that are essentially modern blocks updated with a period aesthetic: I find that they rarely give the correct look. Other posts in the series include: Undergarments Dresses, Coats & Jackets Hope you find it helpful! Blouses: Multi Sized:  Scroop Patterns: Selina Blouse (1913-19).  A mid ‘teens blouse with detailed, fully-illustrated instructions. Wearing History: Edwardian 1910s blouse & guimpe: suitable for earlier 1910s impressions, and less up-to-date and fashionable later 1910s impressions. Wearing History: Elsie 1910s WWI blouse: a great mid-1910s blouse with period sewing instructions. Folkwear 1918 Armistice Blouse: I’m …