Catalog : Patterns : Folkwear
Gibson Girl Blouse
Pattern No. 205
New Pattern in Sizes: Misses Small to 3X
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 wonam's favorite
fashion. By 1905, Sears Roebuck catalogue offered 150 versions, from cotton to elaborate
lace and taffeta.
Our 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 inserion on the body of the blouse are optional.
Traditionally high-waisted in back, this blouse is lovely over a skirt or it can be cut longer to tuck in.
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