Beautiful back-buttoned blouse and self-lined sash, or two-piece dress bodice, designed as early 1900s or Edwardian fashion, Making History. This beauty has *leg-o-mutton sleeves, or straight sleeves with upper and lower ruffles. The top is made with a stand-up collar edged with a ruffle, and the detachable collar can be made as elaborate as you’d like. Pop on the collar, and It’s like you have a different blouse. The skirt pattern isn’t included in this sewing pattern, but I would imagine it to be long and flowing, gathered at the waist, with a **bustle in back. Practice your heirloom sewing skills to bring magical elegance to these blouses adding lace, ribbon, appliques, embroidery, and other trims. Butterick Making History, Butterick 3417.
*Leg-o-mutton sleeves are very full and loose on the upper arm, and very close-fitting on the forearm and wrist. It is also called a gigot sleeve, pronounced gee-go.
**A bustle is some type of stiffening or gathered fabric used to expand the fullness or support the drape at the hips of a dress. It was popular in the 18th-19th century.
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