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Ladies Shirt-Waist circa 1910-1914

Ladies Shirt-Waist circa 1910-1914

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.

Our Price (inc VAT): £12.30

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