Swiss Dot Gibson Girl Blouse


  • Pattern: 205 Gibson Girl Blouse (Folkwear Patterns)
  • Fabric: Black Swiss dot cotton lawn (I think it came from Fashion Fabrics Club 5 years ago!); a very good choice for this pattern
  • Modifications: I cut out the pieces for View A (with lace insets), but then ended up with no insets and doing the ruffle and collar like in View B (using a black cotton eyelet trim). It’s unclear to me if there are any other differences between the two views. The cuffs are cut on the bias and the length is the “modern” length. I sewed down the placket in the back to the middle of my shoulder blades (since I was never going to unbutton it below there anyway) and just added snaps to close the top. This works well for putting it on and taking it off by myself! I also made the sleeve cuffs bigger since I mistakenly thought they’d end up around my elbows; I probably could’ve used the original size, though I don’t think they look outrageously loose.
  • Comments:  I might still some day add decorative buttons up the back; I like the look, but it’s very impractical for dressing yourself, haha. Would definitely make again!