THIS WILL FIT A BUST MEASUREMENT OF UP TO 36 INCHES, AND A WAIST MEASUREMENT OF UP TO ABOUT 31. IT IS MEANT TO FIT LOOSELY AND TO BE WORN UNDER MY LOVELY CORSETS. IT IS CAP SLEEVED AND HIP LENGTH.
*The ribbon is NOT included in this sale. The ribbon is just for picture purposes, to give it a little more shape. This is unnecessary when the blouse is worn with a corset.
*Believe it or not, it took me years to work up this pattern. It seems simple enough, but if you saw how Simplicity and McCalls butcher perfectly good peasant blouse patterns, you would understand. The sleeves are always way too poofy, or they fit like t-shirt sleeves, and it takes an eternity to thread the elastic into this huge neckline and suck it in so it gathers. After endless sleepless nights, I finally figured out how to work it! Instead of threading the elastic through this huge neckline, I actually stretch the elastic and sew it right to the fabric, which makes for perfectly even gathers, and it allows for a closer fitting, sleeker blouse. All the seams inside are professionally finished with my gentle loving serger, and it's just a really great piece that works for every aspect of pirate or ren wear.
*These can take a beating. I've spilled everything possible on mine, and worn it repeatedly to every renaissance festival we have booths at, and I just come home and bleach it and it's fine! Plus, after you wash them enough, they have this lovely weathered look that is perfect for the time period!