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How to make a traditional Guatemalan huipil (blouse). Includes the pattern for making the blouse and for the embroidery.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 25

Romantic quilted jacket and blouse ensemble forms a special evening outfit.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1981 (v.12#5) pg. 14

Honeymoon blouse and floor-length skirt with a sash.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 75, 151

Harlequin patchwork skirt and blouse to sew.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 13 1980 (v.93#7) pg. 95, 121

Woman's sleeveless top with boat neck and horizontal stripes is sewn from knitted fabric.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 23 1982 (v.95#3) pg. 67

How to sew blouses from strips of machine-washable lace.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 6 1982 (v.95#5) pg. 68, 73

Easy-sew women's clothes use snap tapes for closure and decoration. Includes dress, blouse, robe, poncho and top.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 6 1984 (v.97#4) pg. 78, 102

Overblouse sewn from an old lace tablecloth.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 138, 200

A "Sew-Fast" wardrobe all cut from one basic T-shape pattern with variations in neckline, sleeve, and hem lengths. Complete instructions for (1) Slender long gown with V-neck, (2) Wrap jacket, (3) Cowl-necked tea dress, (4) Wing-collar blouse, (5) Bloused tunic, and (6) Big wrap coat.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jan 1979 (v.188#1) pg. 109, 194

What you can do with dishtowels. Instructions for sewing a pinafore, placemats, a shirt, country-style tote, quilted tea cozy, smocked shoulder bag and a tailored vest.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Aug 1979 (v.189#2) pg. 130, 245

Two "big shirts" for women are transformations of men's shirts. One adds a false white satin "vest" and rows of brocade ribbon. The second removes collar and cuffs, adds a jabot of white ruffles and buttoned patch pockets.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1986 (v.202#4) pg. 128, 267

Victorian yoked blouson has a square yoke with ruffled edges, fitted cuffs on the long sleeves, and a ribbon drawstring at hipline. Ribbons are woven in stripes in the yoke and cuffs.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 pg. 44, 107

Seminole patchwork, narrow pieced strips in geometric designs. Instructions for using the patchwork to make a quilt, a blouse, tote bags with basket bottoms, a woman's jacket, a ruffled hat, an apron, and a dirndl skirt.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 pg. 70, 130

Woman's tucked shirt is sewn from tea towels and has cuffed long sleeves and a spray of wildflowers embroidered on one shoulder.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 pg. 99, 144

Woven, knitted, or crocheted T-top is an exercise in blending various "odd" color yarns to achieve a useful and pleasing combination.
HANDMADE Spring 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 40, 67

Silk Oriental blouse with an overlapping front panel is fastened with knotted silk buttons.
HANDMADE Summer 1982 (v.2#2) pg. 31, 51

Matching skirt and ruffle-collar blouse with smocked yoke, smocked waistband, and 3/4 elasticed sleeves.
HANDMADE #13 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 32, 51

Woman's long-sleeved jacket/blouse has pin tucks at the waist, across the shoulders, on the upper sleeves and down the front.
HANDMADE #18 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 37, 45

Oversized shirts for a man or woman. Full-size patterns are furnished. "Penguin" and "sunglasses" silkscreen designs and instructions on how to silkscreen are included.
HANDMADE #19 May-Aug 1985 pg. 32, 42

Kimono blouse with smocked and beaded long sleeves.
HANDMADE #20 Fall 1985 pg. 24, 30

One-size-fits-all skirt, vest and blouse (that can be lengthened to become a shirtdress). Patterns for vest and blouse are furnished, as are instructions for the patternless, gathered skirt.
HANDMADE 2/1986 pg. 14, 24

A simple leather shirt. This two-piece woman's pullover has cap sleeves and a boat neck.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.7#6) pg. 50, Insert

A blouse sewn from appliqued hankies.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 46, 14

Simple pullover top made from two rectangles of fabric can be sewn in one evening.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Apr 1989 (v.12#2) pg. 19, 66

Batik for rayon challis to create soft, drapable fabric. Includes instructions for batik and complete patterns for blouson top with capped sleeves and shoulder pleats and a matching skirt.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 11

Three women's blouses feature decorative cutwork embroidery.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 12, 43, 24

Pullover blouse is decorated with a pelican motif worked in seed beads to form a Mexican-style blouse.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 16, 45, 26

Renaissance blouse with square neckline, leg-of-mutton sleeves and lace trim.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1984 (v.4#1) pg. 10, 42

Sew a woman's trapunto skirt and long-sleeve pin-tucked blouse.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1984 (v.4#2) pg. 10, 22, 42

Sew two versions of a woman's short sleeve smocked peasant blouse.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1984 (v.4#3) pg. 13, 24, 44

Sew a woman's dropped shoulder boxy blouse.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1984 (v.4#3) pg. 15, 46

Sew a woman's 3/4 sleeve Vee-shirred blouse.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1984 (v.4#3) pg. 15, 46

Sew a leather short-sleeve woman's blouse decorated with machine cutwork.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1985 (v.5#1) pg. 12, 36

Make a woman's skirt and blouse with a stenciled, machine satin stitched flower design.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1985 (v.5#2) pg. 11, 21, 35

Make a woman's waist-skimming net darned short-sleeve blouse with an iris embroidered on the front panel.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1985 (v.5#2) pg. 11, 24, 35

Make a woman's patternless 3/4, billowed sleeve blouse and pinafore with an embroidered inset.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1985 (v.5#2) pg. 12, 21, 36

Make a woman's short-sleeve blouse decorated with shadow-stenciled iris flowers.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1985 (v.5#2) pg. 13, 22, 43

Sew a woman's long-sleeve punchneedle embroidered "Navajo" blouse.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1985 (v.5#4) pg. 9, 22, 39

"Lovey-Dovey" sleeveless pullover blouse. Commercial pattern is used for the blouse, which is appliqued with 10 pairs of doves.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 18, 25, 46

Shadow-painted blouse with a parrot on the bodice front has a square neckline and cap sleeves.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1986 (v.6#3) pg. 12, 21, 37

Cutwork blouse, made from a commercial pattern, has a large heart-shaped cutwork motif extending downward from the neckline.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1986 (v.6#3) pg. 13, 28, 37

Needlework of Mexico. Embroidered cross-stitch blouse in the Oaxaca style.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1979 (v.2#3) pg. 14, 50

Needlework of Mexico. Embroidered huipil in the Oaxaca style.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1979 (v.2#3) pg. 19, 50

Handkerchief blouse and skirt.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1980 (v.3#3) pg. 15, 48

Simple skirt and blouse with batik designs of trees and waves.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Sep-Oct 1980 (v.3#5) pg. 21, 54

An introduction to fabric stenciling. Includes instructions for stenciling heart designs on a blouse.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1981 (v.4#3) pg. 4

Long and short roll-sleeve blouses trimmed with floral embroidery.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1982 (v.5#2) pg. 17, 32, 50

Little girl's peasant blouse embroidered in the Portuguese style.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1982 (v.5#3) pg. 8, 22, 41

Shirts for a girl and a boy have short sleeves and slit neck. Boy's is embroidered with a chipmunk peeking out of a pocket. Girl's is embroidered with spiderweb stitches down the yoke opening.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1982 (v.5#4) pg. 15, 31, 49

Woman's green velour pullover shirt is decorated with poinsettia designs and a lace collar.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1983 (v.6#6) pg. 12, 44, 24

Sew a woman's 3/4 sleeve drawnwork blouse.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1985 (v.8#3) pg. 19, 54

Crochet-assembled family of shirts and blouses. Pattern pieces cut from cotton are joined with strips of crochet. (1) Man's short-sleeved shirt. (2) Woman's scoop-neck, short-sleeved blouse. (3) girl's cap-sleeves pullover top. (4) Boy's filet tank top.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1986 (v.9#3) pg. 41, 49, 50

Spinning ramie fibers. Techniques are described in an article on making a blouse from start to finish.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 28

Draping a blouse. Making tissue and muslin patterns are described for designing a blouse with a cowl neckline. Techniques can be applied to design the pattern for any draped garment.
THREADS #3 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 46

Tip: How to make a blouse from a hand-embroidered pillowcase.
THREADS #9 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 10

Custom patternmaking. A guide to making a basic flat-pattern design for a blouse and how to vary it. Includes instructions for a tee-shirt style and a high-neck blouse with long, gathered and flared sleeves.
THREADS #25 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 62

Tip explains how to adapt a shirt pattern for a nursing mother.
THREADS #30 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 12

Advice on how to fit a person with disabilities. (1) Shoulder adjustments for fitting someone with a curved spine. (2) Pants adjustments for a person who wears diapers and sits in a wheelchair.
THREADS #40 Apr-May 1992 pg. 8

Advice on ways to alter a shirt pattern so it doesn't ride back on the shoulders and pull at the front of the neck.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 10

Narrowing an extended shoulder. How to combine patterns to give the silhouette you want.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 46

Sewing with pleated fabric. Techniques from designer Mary McFadden. How to make a simple sleeveless top.
THREADS #47 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 48

How to alter a blouse pattern so the blouse doesn't ride up in front. Four possible solutions offered.
THREADS #60 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 16
Added Info THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 10

Information on how to alter an ordinary women's shirt pattern with oversize fit to add a bias-cut asymmetrical collar and front tucks.
THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 10

Sew a better blouse yoke. A quick ready-to-wear technique to sew a lined yoke with no top- or hand-stitching.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 54

Simply silk. Tools and techniques for making an elegant blouse from lightweight silk. Emphasis is on the sewing techniques which include self-fabric interfacing, seam finishes, a mock-piped edge, a blind packet and bias edging.
THREADS #74 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 61
Correction THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 10

Design ideas from a Miyake shirt. Pattern for constructing simple jackets and shirts based on folkwear-inspired designs by Japanese designer Issey Miyake.
THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 52
Added Info THREADS #77 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 11

How to alter the length, width, neckline, armhole or shoulder slope of a pleated blouse without ruining the design. Also shows how to alter a pleated sleeve cap.
THREADS #82 Apr-May 1999 pg. 24

Woman's blouse is sewn from 8" wide woven strips.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #15 Jan 1980 (v.4#3) pg. 9

Surface embellishment for clothing. Two crochet techniques are described: the crochet chain and hairpin lace. Diagrams show how to make a "Lace Legacy" blouse in which the sleeves are constructed of strips sewn together with hairpin lace used as an insert.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #43 Winter 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 30

Six gauzy seperates to sew. Patterns for tie-top skirt, peasant blouse, tunic dress, pull-on pants, camisole top, and long gathered skirt.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 1 1978 (v.41#7) pg. 102, 121

Clothing to sew from rectangles of fabric. (1) A wrap-top, (2) A drawstring top, and (3) A long-sleeved top with waist and wrist ties.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1978 (v.41#9) pg. 126, 242

How to convert a man's T-shirt into a variety of feminine blouses by some well-placed cuts and a lot of lace and trims.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1978 (v.41#13) pg. 76, 106

Three evening tops to sew. (1) "White Night", with batwing sleeves and a V-neck. (2) "Red River", with cowl neck, drawstring sleeves and bottom. (3) "Black Lava", with raglan sleeves, drawstring cowl and elasticized waist.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 19 1978 (v.42#4) pg. 122, 223

Ruffle-collared blouse with drawstring sleeves and a circle skirt with elastic waist. Sew from diagrams.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 17 1979 (v.42#12) pg. 98, 126

A trio to sew from knit fabric. No pattern required.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 22 1980 (v.43#9) pg. 10, 126

Summer woman's clothes made from towels.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 10 1980 (v.43#11) pg. 4, 140

Make a blousette from a lace table-runner.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 10 1981 (v.44#7) pg. 61, 129

Make a blouse from a sheer lace-curtain.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 10 1981 (v.44#7) pg. 62, 129

Non-stop separates. No-pattern sewing uses simple rectangles in different fabrics to make (1) Side-wrap skirt, (2) Tie-top skirt, and (3) Pleat-shouldered blouse.
WOMAN'S DAY May 19 1981 (v.44#10) pg. 86

Sew-easy gauze twosome. Drop-shoulder ruffled top plus yoked and gathered skirt.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 14 1981 (v.44#12) pg. 99, 135

Sew-easy mini outfit features gauze t-top and jungle-print wrap skirt.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 14 1981 (v.44#12) pg. 99, 134

Woman's "buccaneer" shirt is inspired by a Pirates of Penzance costume.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 13 1981 (v.45#1) pg. 76

Woman's "big shirt" made by adding ruffles and white cuffs to a mans shirt.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 13 1982 (v.45#12) pg. 72, 148

Frothy blouse and drop-waist skirt are made from lace tablecloths.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 13 1982 (v.45#12) pg. 74, 149

Country clothes to sew. Includes dress/blouse, wrap skirt, tabard, skirt/petticoat.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 1 1982 (v.45#14) pg. 72, 106

How to sew imitation leather/suede fabrics. Includes instructions for: (1) Shoulder-bag tote. (2) Woman's top, featuring big sleeves and drop shoulders. (3) Skirt with three tiers and elastic at waist. Machine washable. Est. cost: $15 each.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 14 1982 (v.45#15) pg. 53, 120

Woman's top features batwing sleeves. Made from velour. One size fits all.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 25 1983 (v.47#2) pg. 64, 152

Make three different blouses from glittery fabric and the same rectangular pattern. Two 3/4-sleeve blouses and one short sleeve.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 10 1984 (v.47#5) pg. 22

Sew seven after-five oversized separates made from satin-back crepe. The seven pieces include: a kimono jacket, blouse, pants, skirt, tunic, oblong sash and a triangular scarf.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 11 1984 (v.48#4) pg. 122, 220

Two styles of women's casual tops to sew from men's T-shirts or undershirts.
WORKBASKET Apr 1979 (v.44#7) pg. 23

Turn a man's shirt into a woman's pullover blouse.
WORKBASKET May 1984 (v.49#7) pg. 24