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Gibson Girl Blouse

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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