Fabric Suggestions for 205 Gibson Girl Blouse

The Gibson Girl was the ideal of feminine beauty at the turn of the 20th century, and by 1905, the Sears Roebuck catalogue offered 150 versions of this blouse. The high-collar, back-buttoning yoke style is still just as flattering today. Instructions for optional tucks and lace insertion are included in the pattern.

This blouse should be made of  soft lightweight fabrics such as batiste, lawn, muslin, silk, gingham, or calico.  

Below are a few ideas for fabric and lace from a few of our favorite fabric shops.

Harts Fabrics has a great selection of lawns in prints and solids, and we love these two below!

Lawn print

 Ivory cotton lawn

Check out the beautiful batiste and voile at Michael Levine's

Organic batiste print

Swiss dot voile

 

 Vogue Fabrics has a wide range of voile fabrics which would feel so luxurious.

Cotton silk voile

Floral

 

And, Mood Fabrics has a great selection of lace which would be perfect for the lace insertion on this blouse. For this pattern, we recommend a .5" or .75" width.

Lace .75"

Black Lace .5"

 

 

Organic Cottons Plus has a lovely selection of sustainable organic and natural-fiber fabrics.

Natural Muslin 100% Organic Cotton

 Naturally Dyed Silk

 

Whatever you choose, enjoy!  And, let us know what you make - post photos and tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!