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 catalog 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.  

PLEASE NOTE: Fabrics used as examples in blog may go out of stock from store.  If link is invalid for specific product, there may be another fabric from the supplier that you can substitute.  These suggestions are based on fabrics that are in stock at the time the blog post is written!

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



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!