The Gibson Girl began appearing in the 1890s and continued on over the next 20 years. She was the personification of the feminine ideal, portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson. In Folkwear's version, she wears a soft, loosely fitted blouse of light cotton or silk with a high collar to accentuate her neck. Women loved the simple blouse worn with a skirt. It was so popular that Sears Roebuck offered 150 variations in their 1905 catalog. Materials included everything from cotton to lace and taffeta.
Folkwear has two different cuts to chose from. View A has a rounded yoke finished in lace. In View B, rows of stitched lace replace the collar. Instructions are given for a bias bound cuff. The back opening and cuffs fasten with tiny buttons or hooks and eyes. Clusters of gathers at the center back are held in place by narrow ties, which encircle the waist and tie in front. Both views have 3/4 length sleeves, gathered at the shoulder and into narrow cuffs.
View A is best done in a cotton calico. View B needs to be in a fabric the doesn't fray much, such as silk or challis.
The pattern has cutting lines for Misses sizes small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.
Folkwear has been around for a long time and still is. These patterns are new, not used or vintage. Ursula's Alcove is a licensed dealer
Items will be shipped within 3 business days after receipt of payment. All shipping is via US Postal Service. Items under 13 oz are shipped first class mail. All other items are shipped priority. Items over $50 will be insured. If you prefer a different method, please contact me before ordering.
Custom work requires a down payment of $25 and the balance upon completion.
6 % PA sales tax is included in the price for all non-clothing items. PA is a point-of- origin sales tax state. Sewing patterns, clothing, and fabric is not taxable.
Returns & exchanges
Please contact me within 14 days if the item does not meet your expectations. For unique, one-of-a-kind items, there are no guarantees that a replacement can be made exactly the same or is even available. For handmade items, I will work with you to ensure a correct fit and color. The buyer is responsible for the shipping price on returns.
Damaged items from shipping will be replaced or refunded. Contact me as soon as possible with a picture so that a post office claim can be filed.
Custom orders are available as time permits. Convo me to find out lead times. My portfolio is available on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/13636026@N05/