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E-Pattern- Size B- 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 A 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 B- Size 18-20-22

Bust 36-38-40

Waist 30-32-34

Hip 39-41-43

(You can find SIZE PACK A 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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  1. Great pattern - lovely style

    Posted by Erica Peeters on 16th Jan 2014

    I never ever make a mock up for a garment ... was informed however that the sleeves were a bit narrow, so adjusted the pattern accordingly from the beginning ... very easy to follow instructions ... in the meantime I used the blouse pattern to make it into a dress as well ... made it shorter and added a skirt ...

  2. Quick and easy!

    Posted by Siri Andersen on 18th Nov 2013

    This is a great pattern, with good instructions. I have only made a couple of blouses before, and this was no problem for me.
    The style is very cute, and it is fun, easy to wear.

    I didn't have to make any alterations at all, but I did use the sleeves from the size up, as a quick measurement check of the cuffs suggested that it would possibly be a bit tight. But that was just really no hassle at all.

    I bought the PDF, and the printing and taping is a walk in the park. Everything goes together perfectly, as did the blouse itself.

    I highly recommend this pattern to anyone looking for great retro style!

    See my version at http://pinhouseplaymate.blogspot.no/2013/11/the-birdcage-blouse.html