210 Armistice Blouse


Misses Small to 3XL.

This blouse dates from 1918, at the end of World War I. Fashion was in transition from frills to practicality, and this blouse blends the two beautifully. Make it as plain or fancy as you like. The back of the blouse extends over the shoulders to meet the lightly gathered front, and gathers at the center back waist into a self-fabric tie or ribbon, which encircles the waist to tie in front. The long collar falls softly over a center panel, or vestee, forming a deep rectangular neckline. Tiny buttons close the blouse on the left side. Long set-in sleeves gather into wide turned- back cuffs. The center front panel can be lacy, pintucked, or plain; the collar and cuffs can be embellished in many ways. Pattern includes instructions for drawn-thread work.

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight fabrics such as gauze, batiste, voile, georgette, or other light cottons; silk, rayon, or blends.

Era: Edwardian, 1910s

Yardage chart (.pdf)

This pattern is now also available as a PDF downloadable pattern - just choose from the drop down menu for Pattern Option.  Several files are included in the PDF pattern:  sewing instructions with pattern information and history (13 pages), draw thread-work techniques (3 pages), copyshop files (for 36inch paper and A0 paper), and a print-at-home tiled file (38 pages).  For the PDF option, you will receive a link after checkout to the files to download to your computer.