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E-Pattern- Size A- Smooth Sailing 1930s BLOUSE

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Wearing History #E1002B + #E1002T

Smooth Sailing

Mid 1930s Blouse E-Pattern

Blouse Only.  This does not include the trousers.


(You can find Size Pack B here)



This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper.


You can purchase the pre-printed, wide format mailed pattern here.



-  Pattern Description - 

Now available as seperates, for those who wish to purchase the blouse alone, so you can mix and match with skirts, trousers, jumpers... anything you like to take your vintage wardrobe farther!

This pattern is for the perfect casual vintage ensemble- for dancing, wearing about town, and anywhere you want to take them- tailored enough to be dressy but casual enough to go anywhere! This pattern was based off of mid 1930s casual looks but can carry you anywhere from 1936-1942.  Or mix and match with your modern wardrobe for a vintage flair!  This is my personal go-to blouse for the perfect vintage look.  It makes up darling in both prints and solids, and it seems right at home with midweight novelty cotton prints!

- Blouse -

The yoked blouse has short puffed sleeves cut on the straight of grain and cuffs that are cut on the bias. It has a self facing and buttons up the front. It provides the perfect background for fun buttons, and the cut is fitted at the waist but loose at top. It's perfect for prints or solids! The front can be buttoned all the way up to the neck or the top buttons can be left off to make a notched collar.


- Design Info & Your Pattern Pack -
This pattern was inspired by original mid 1930s patterns but has been based on a vintage blocks. The blouse is close to the original mid 1930s source material, with improvements for fit and versatility.  This pattern includes easy to understand pattern markings, and brand new step-by-step illustrated instructions.  This pattern also includes cutting layouts for 45" and 60" fabric, and a yardage chart and supply list. 

- Pattern Difficulty -

This pattern is recommended for intermediate sewers. A basic knowledge of sewing terminology is expected. *Please note* that I have heard back from customers that this runs very small in the bicep of the sleeve and cuff, and some say it runs small in the armscye. A muslin mock up is highly suggested to fit the pattern before cutting into your fashion fabric.  

 - Sizing -

If you are between sizes order the next size larger, as my patterns have less ease than modern standards.  Please order pattern by measurements (given in inches), as the size numbers do not equate to modern pattern sizing and pattern sizing can vary from pattern to pattern on my website.


Included in This Pattern

Size Pack A- Size 12-14-16
Bust 30-32-34
Waist 24-26-28
Hip 33-35-37

(You can find SIZE PACK B here) 






This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper.  You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale.  Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. 

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper.  You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout.  Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.  This pattern uses 20 sheets of paper for the blouse pattern,  6 for the instruction pack, 1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.  27 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper.  This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions. 

-  How to Download -  

You will be able to download this pattern after your order is marked as "Completed".  


If ordering with mailed product, purchased with an unconfirmed Paypal address, or purchased with a credit card, there may be a slight delay, as I will need to manually approve the transaction before the system marks it as "completed".

When you recieve your order summery in your email, there will be a link inside marked "download files".  Click the link to be taken to a webpage created uniquely for each order.  There you can retrieve your files.


You will have one week to download this file from when it is purchased.  You may download it once.


By purchasing this pattern you agree to the following terms:  This e-pattern is licensed exclusively to the person who purchases this pattern from Wearing History for the sole purpose of home sewing or non-profit use.  Commercial or production use is prohibited.  Do not share this pattern by email or any other form.  Remember, I make my living by using my talents to make these patterns.  Help support indie small business by telling your friends to purchase their own copy of this pattern from http://wearinghistorypatterns.com 

Photos by Allison Barcenas Photography
Makeup by Katharina Ramirez of Go for Kat


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