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Truly Victorian #E41 - 1903 Plain Blousewaist - Historial Blouse Pattern
Truly Victorian #E41 - 1903 Plain Blousewaist - Historial Blouse Pattern. This blouse is perfectly suited to be worn over the #E01 Edwardian Corset.
The plain blousewaist was a very popular style for 1903. It was especially suited to lace, battenburg, or fine fabrics, as the simple cut lets the fabric show itself off. It has a high neck with band collar, to which a stock collor could be buttoned. This pattern has two styles of stock collar: a simple round collar and a stylish pointed collar. The front is without gathers or yoke at the shoulders, but has the generous pouch at the front waist, which helps define the "pigeon breast" look of the period. The sleeves are in bishop shape, with fullness at the back of the wrist, and pointed tabs on the cuffs. A "skirt" holds the pouch in perfect shape, and tucks under the dress skirt. The button closure is in the center back.
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