I have a dear friend, who loves historic fashions and has swooned over my Edwardian lady outfit. She has had a really rough time, so I wanted to do something for her, and promised her that she would have the outfit. Then I decided to make a new blouse for her, that would have long arms to protect her sensitive skin and that she would be able to close by herself. I dug deep into my stashes and found some lace left from the tank top that I used for the regency chemissette, and a matching off white cotton from other recycled materials.
- I started with two rectangles of fabric – the back as wide as half of the bust measurement and the front 10 cm wider than the back
- I stitched 5 mm wide pin tucks in the front, starting in the middle and working my way to the sides with 1 cm spaces between the tucks.
- I stitched the lace to the fabric, then I cut the fabric away on the wrong side and hemmed from the wrong side.
- Then I added three pin tucks more on each side.