Edwardian Shirt Waist
from the Fall & Winter 1903 edition of
Voice of Fashion
"This waist is drafted in five
(5) pieces, namely; back, front, collar, sleeves and cuff...
Gather the fullness in the front at should and neck into such space as will
fit shoulder measurement and neck measurement. Join back to front at
shoulder and under-arm seams. Waist opens in the back. Fold the hem in the
back draft. Gather any surplus fullness at waist line both in the front and
back into such space as will fit waist measurement. Join the sleeve and
adjust in arms eye in the usual way, gathering any surplus fullness at top
into such space as will fit arms-eye and at bottom to fit cuff. Bind neck
and adjust collar in the usual way. This waist is made of soft material and
trimmed with heavy lace, as illustrated."
(c) Copyright 2000.