Victorian Blouse Makeover

Victorian Blouse Makeover

Some years ago, I turned a modern cotton blouse into a Victorian-style blouse. It resembles this 1860s cotton blouse with pintucks. As it’s a modern blouse cut, it hasn’t the sloped shoulder seams – typical of Victorian bodices – but this isn’t seen if the blouse is worn with a zouave jacket.

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I replaced the buttons with hooks …

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… and the sleeve buttons with pearl buttons.

victorian edwardian tucked blouse

I also changed the shape of the side seams.

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Here I’m wearing the blouse as an Edwardian shirtwaist with the pleated brown skirt of my Edwardian bicycle costume.

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