The New “Officer” Blouse
And How to Make it
|The new "Officer" blouse, made in plain material, with self-coloured braid on cuffs, and dull-metal buttons|
[Directions for cutting out and sewing the blouse omitted.]
Our blouse pattern is such a comfortable one that other designs have been fashioned from it with charming results, as the sketches on this page show. The only difference is in the trimming, and those etceteras that quickly transformed the pattern into one of military style are done away with… others being substituted to give an entirely new aspect to the blouse.
|Drawing 2 - a "best blouse"|
Another pretty blouse for afternoon wear is that shown in [Drawing 3], made of any of the new washing materials for blouse use, and trimmed most becomingly with figured ninon. The same shape collar is used, only without the revers points, and the knot is cut in the usual way from the material, stitched in place, and hooked to one side after the blouse is closed.
[It is astonishing how much women's shapes had changed, from the stately bosoms of Edwardian ladies. The women in these sketches are very flat-chested.
The Editress doesn't seem entirely convinced that the military blouse is what her readers want, since she also provides the alternative versions, majoring in 'daintiness'.]