22 October 2009


According to wikipedia.org , blouses were rarely part of the fashionable woman's wardrobe until the 1890s. Before that time, they were occasionally popular for informal wear in styles that echoed peasant or traditional clothing, such as the Garibaldi shirt of the 1860s.
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According to yourdictionary.com

blouse (blo̵us, blo̵uz)


  1. a loose, smocklike outer garment of varying length, traditionally worn by certain European peasants and workmen
  2. a loose garment similar to a shirt, worn by women and children
  3. the coat or jacket of a service uniform or dress uniform of the armed forces
  4. a sailor's jumper
I guess, the blouses I've been making fits the second definition :~)

But according to simplicity.com and butterick.com, they are called tops ! Now, these are two great sites to get inspired for my next blouse..top pattern!

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