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professorpski · 3 days
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Playing With Stripes: Shirtwaist at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Stripes are one of the most common patterns in fabrics and also one that has much potential for playing around in garment design. We are most used to stripes running up and down, as on men’s and men’s dress shirts. Then in sportswear, you sometimes see a collar or cuffs, cut on the bias, or diagonal. And an entire blouse bodice can be cut on the bias, a technique used in the 1930s, that I have tried and been pleased with. More on that later.
The cotton shirtwaist, or blouse, was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and in Europe. It was a break from the dress which was more expensive and harder to clean. A working-class woman could afford a set of cotton blouses to wear with a single skirt, and put some variety into her wardrobe. Yes, the first example of what some call a capsule wardrobe.
This shirtwaist uses bias on the bodice beneath a straight-grain yoke and with a straight-grain button placket . This is a smart idea because puts stability where you need it and allows for the drape of bias where it is flattering. You want stability at the button placket to hold the weight of the buttons and for the buttonholes which must bind the cut fabric. The yoke gives you a trim and relatively stable shoulder line (though it is necessarily on a slight bias to shape to the shoulder’s angle), and from the yoke drapes the bias portion which both creates a  soft mass over the bustline and appears to whittle the waistline. Both important to creating the then ideal silhouette of a full bust and a tiny waist. The soft, gathered sleevehead also emphasizes the wide to narrow drop from shoulder to waistline.
Working with stripes takes more effort than a plain weave. You must mirror the stripes from one side to the other or risk making the wearer look slightly drunk. And notice here the button placket is cut so that it does not disturb the stripes found in the yoke. But I always think the effort is worth it.
This is part of the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s exhibition on Fashion and Nature, which has a section on cottons. For more info, go here: https://www.grpm.org/fashion-and-nature/
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thesixthduke · 1 day
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onebadnoodle · 19 days
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stripes 
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reilukah · 25 days
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tigers <:
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dottie-n-stripes · 2 months
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the first time i encountered mudmouths i was like ok this is easy. second time i got the glitch where they rapidly zoom all around the map making it impossible to aim at them and i thought i genuinely experienced a creepypasta
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jingerbunny · 1 year
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Washed and blocking. And it's so beautiful I might cry.
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hyydraworks · 1 year
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Lounging cat bowls
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planetsomewhere · 2 months
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cheesepop · 6 months
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Stripes, 1981 dir. Ivan Reitman
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Ian Davenport, ‘Poured Staircase,’ 2022,
Part of ‘CRAZY – Madness In Contemporary Art,’ at Chiostro del Bramante, Roma, Italy.
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lionfloss · 7 months
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Candy Cane Oxalis
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cafe-solo · 15 days
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fashionsfromhistory · 7 months
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Up Close: Robe a la francaise, Spain c.1775 (LACMA)
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justseventeen · 4 months
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July 1996. 'Bright stripes and plaids make a mean team -- as long as you keep it all in the (color) family.'
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dottie-n-stripes · 2 months
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fresh threadz!!!!!!!
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tanuki-kimono · 13 days
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Chic antique outfit playing on b&w contrast, featuring a mix striped kimono paired with a black shusu silk obi with embroidered rabbits, bamboo leaves and horsetails.
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