08 Jul The Patent Blouse Sewing Pattern
It all started with some research into one-piece patterns, from the early 20th century, located with the US Patent office. It seems there was a push from clothing manufacturers, to develop easy to construct designs and patterns, to bring down the costs of production. The sample featured above, is made from a cotton/elastane knit with two-way stretch (four-way stretch in the US).
My first ever sample was in a sporty stripe, rayon jersey, where I took the opportunity to finesse the fitting to the back of the pattern. You’ll find all the detail for these alterations in a sample blog post in my FREE Members Area.