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 bust multi-sized 32" through 50".
Fabric suggestions are light weight cotton, washable silk, woven or printed shirting cottons.
For the standing collar with straight cuffs in Sizes 32"-38" purchase 2 3/8 Yds., for Sizes 40"-50" purchase 2-7/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. Interfacing 7/8 Yd.For the turn-down shirt collar and turn-back cuffs in Sizes 32"-38" purchase 2 3/4 Yds., for Sizes 40"-44" purchase 3 1/4 Yds., for Sizes 46"-50" purchase 3-1/2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. Interfacing 1-1/8 Yds.
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