The Flossie Potter "Turn of the Century Shirtwaists" pattern was inspired by magazine sketches advertizing ladies' shirtwaists from the late 1800s to early 1900s. During that period, styles changed dramatically -- from oversized puffed sleeves to close-fitting ones, and from high collars to collarless.
With that in mind, the pattern pieces were crafted to be interchangeable, so twelve combinations can be made from just this one pattern!
Choose the bodice style.
Choose the sleeve style.
Choose a collar or collarless.
YOU ARE THE DESIGNER!
This PDF sewing pattern contains 29 pages of instructions with full-color photo illustrations, 9 pages of summary instructions (to save on printer ink), and 6 pages of full-size pattern pieces. And with only two small adjustments, this pattern also will fit Journey Girls®.
Recommended Fabrics: light-weight fabric such as batiste, broadcloth, or calico and light-weight interfacing
Supplies (per blouse):
-1/2 yd of light-weight fabric such as batiste, broadcloth, or calico
-1/4 yd of light-weight interfacing
(Optional) 1/4" buttons - the number will vary by choice
(Optional) small snaps - the number will vary by choice, or hook-&-loop tape
(Optional) 15" of 3/8" wide ribbon or other trim
(Optional) 9" of 1/8" wide ribbon or other trim
(Optional) 1 1/4 yds of lace trim (up to 5/8" wide)
-Narrow double needle
-Wide-hole throat plate
-Single-hole throat plate
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 50 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
OMG -- You get so much in this pattern. The variations aren't variations; they are entirely different styles. Each one could have been a stand-alone pattern. Real value here. As always, Flossie gives excellent instructions for a quality sewing project. Tiny details make this an exceptional pattern. Great fit. Be sure to look at the skirt which was designed to go with this pattern, too.
This pattern offers loads of different options for variations of shirtwaists. I've only sewn 2 different options so far, but the instructions are clear and they go together easily.