1918 Armistice Blouse Sewing Pattern
1918 Armistice Blouse Sewing Pattern by Folkwear
Fashion evolved rapidly from 1915 to 1920, as World War I, known as the Great War, changed forever the role of women in society.A continuing love of feminine details and an increasing need for practicality in dress came together in the graceful lines of our Armistice Blouse, and was enhanced by a soft, delicate fabric and lace trim.
The back of the blouse extends over the shoulders to meet the lightly gathered front, and gathers at the center back waist into a self-fabric tie or ribbon, which encircles the waist to tie in front. The long collar falls softly over a center panel, or vestee, forming a deep rectangular neckline. Tiny buttons close the blouse on the left side. Long set-in sleeves gather into wide turned-back cuffs. Folkwear maintains the traditional curved hemline that is slightly shorter in back.
View A is made of plain fabric; a soft cotton print would be lovely. View B is trimmed with lace at the edges of the collar, cuffs, and vestee, which may also be decorated with narrow tucks. Handwork notes inside the pattern cover include optional drawn-thread work designs and instructions.
Multi-sized pattern includes bust sizes 32.5-54, waist sizes 25-49, and hip sizes 34.5-56 all in one package. Please see back cover photo for sizing chart, fabric and notion requirements.