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How to order #400: Edwardian Tailored Shirt Waists

#400 Edwardian Tailored Shirt Waists. $12.00 (US funds)

The 'Gibson tucks' at the shoulder's edge are named after the familiar Gibson Girl made famous by the artist Charles Dana Gibson. This ubiquitous shirt waist can be made with a standing collar or a shirt collar. The cuffs can be straight or turned back. The front closure can be made with a pleat at the front or a fly front. The shoulders are quite square. An inverted box pleat adds interest to the back view.

Made in white cotton, stiffly starched, worn with a bow at the neck, a leather belt and dark skirt; this was the favorite uniform of the office or factory girl who wished to impress her employer with her efficiency.

The pattern is multi-sized 10 through 18. Fabric suggestions are: cotton sheeting, washable silk, woven or printed cottons. For the standing collar with straight cuffs purchase 2-1/2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. For the shirt collar and turn back cuffs purchase 3 Yds. 45 inch wide fabric.

Looking for jackets to compliment your blouses? Look at #113 & #210.

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