Both of these blouses appeared to be factory-made, both have long sleeves, and both have side openings that button at the hip. They also have strong vertical lines — a nice touch to copy if the hip-widening properties of twenties styles make you uncomfortable. Both are from a private collection that has been sold.
Machine Embroidered Twenties’ Blouse
The body of the blouse is slightly eased into the hip band, for a mild blouson effect. The colors are light blue, navy and rust. There are six tiny tucks on each side of the center front hidden button placket. The design is geometric. it may have been embroidered on light cotton ribbon and applied to the blouse.
There is a slight amount of easing at each side of back where it meets the hip band.
The hip band closes with buttons on the sides:
You could adjust the fit by moving the buttons.
White Tucked Twenties Blouse with Lace Trim
This blouse is not as long from collar to hip as the first blouse. It’s possible that some buttons have been replaced. The sheer cotton with woven stripes is enhanced with tucks on either side of the center front placket. The wrist-length sleeves have long cuffs that fold back, covering the buttons.
The blouse uses French seams, with flat-felled seams at the armholes, like a man’s shirt.
These 1924 Butterick blouse patterns from Delineator magazine have many of the same characteristics, including vertical lines and visible buttons at the hip band.
These 1924 blouse patterns have a different hip treatment. The one on the left fits loosely and is belted to create a slight blousing. The one on the right is snugly buttoned.
This cotton broadcloth blouse from Sears cost $1.98 in 1924 ($2.39 for stout sizes.).