Meet Kalina - our new gibson girl blouse sewing pattern

Meet Kalina - our new gibson girl blouse sewing pattern

Meet our latest sewing pattern - Kalina, our gibson girl inspired blouse that comes in 3 versions for you to choose from. 

Wheather you like the minimalistic version, perfect for the office or the full gibson girl experience with a yoke, gigot sleeves and neatly tailored cuff - Kalina suits many occasions and is surely worth to be added to your projects list. 

Kalina pdf sewing pattern gibson girl vintage blouse

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Kalina is a soft, loose fitted blouse inspired by edwardian shirtwaists or gibson girl style blouses, popular at the turn of the 20th century. 

Back in the day, these blouses combined with a skirt were the most popular fashion - so let’s revive this style and try yourself! Try adding tucks and lace insertions for a more historic feel.


Kalina's Features

  • Mix & Match: 3 different design versions in the one pattern
  • Super comfortable but tailored looking fit
  • Fits many sizes & shapes with adjustable waist gathering
    and as always:
  • Mix&Match to create your unique style

  • With this Pattern you will learn:

    • Gathering with an elastic band
    • Ruffle-making
    • Gigot Sleeves with buttoned cuffs
    • creating the perfect fit: fit the cuffs to your individual measurements
    • binding a neckline with bias tape
    • creating an adjustable waistline
      + more ♡
    girl reading a letter and dreaming about the past - gibson girl fashion style of the turn of the 20th century
    Dreaming about all the Gibson Girls that wore this style before we did


    We love to give you options! - Choose from 3 bodices, 2 lengths, 4 sleeves and 2 collars to create your individual Kalina version. We included 3 versions in the sewing instructions to teach you all required techniques.

    Choose from 3 bodices, 2 lengths, 4 sleeves and 2 collars.
    * Bodice: plain, yoke & gathering yoke
    * Lengths: long & short
    * Sleeves: 3/4 length + elastic, 3/4 length, 3/4 length + ruffle & full length + cuff
    * Collars: narrow + small bow & wide + big bow

    This way you can create different styles and aesthetics with only 1 sewing pattern. From modern minimalistic to the fully historical look - we got you covered! 

    Version A

    Kalina Version A gibson girl blouse description. Plain version with tied back and long bodice

    Version A is the most basic and easy to sew - a perfect beginner project! No yoke and easy finishes are perfect for beginner sewers. 
    The long bodice version elongates the upper body and pairs nicely with jeans.

    Version B

    Kalina version B with ruffle sleeve

    Version B is the cute one! Added ruffles in the sleeve head, along the yoke and along the sleeve hem compliment the ruffles of the gathering in the waist - so girly and romantic. 

    Version C

    Kalina version c with gigot sleeve and victorian feeling. perfect historybounding blouse

    Version C is the full gibson girl experience! Gigot style sleeves create a truly historic silhouette and feel. Suitable for more experienced sewers due to cuff detail. We teach you how to alter the pattern to make them fit your measurements perfectly - for a crisp tailored look! 

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    Mix & Match

    Combine as you like, to create a unique Kalina blouse matching your style best. We included 3 versions in the sewing instructions to teach you all required techniques.

    • 3 bodices
    • 2 lengths
    • 4 sleeves
    • 2 collars

    Mix & Match Kalina blouse design

    See these Mix & Match ideas for inspiration on how to design your individual version of the Kalina Blouse. Mixing and matching also allows you to use the same pattern multiple times to create a totally unique looking garment each time you sew it - more bang for your bucks!

    Kalina Mix and Match Examples

    Skill Level

    beginner skill level

    Kalina is a sewing pattern aimed at beginner sewists - skill level "beginner".

    Perfect if you are a beginner stitcher who already managed some more easy projects and who is looking for a new learning experience. The sewing challenge evolves with every version, so you can learn a lot within one sewing pattern. 

    We made sure to teach you everything in our detailed illustrated instructions that will guide you through the process!

    Need more information about our skill levels? Read our Guide

    Kalina Version C's beautiful cuff detail - in the pattern you learn how to make them fit your individual measurements for a tailored look

    Sizing and Formats

    A4/ US Letter + A0/ Copy Shop

    Kalina is available as a PDF Sewing Pattern for you to instantly download. You will get an email immediately after purchase with a PDF to either print and assemble at home, suitable both for A4 and US Letter formats or send to a copyshop or pattern printer to print to full scale on A0.

    With or without seam allowances

    All Stitchmaiden patterns come in two file versions, one that includes seam allowances, which are 1 cm (3/8”) unless otherwise stated on the pattern or in the instructions and one version without seam allowances, so you can add your own. 

    If you need more help, read our Guide on how to use PDF Sewing Patterns

    Our sewing patterns feature clear instructions with step-by-step illustrations to guide you through the sewing process.

     Kalina Version A vintage style blouse

    Version A is minimalistic but most versatile! Try making it from a patterened fabric like millefleurs or even lace

    back detail of the kalina gibson girl style blouse. cute tie in the back and a classic historical silhouette

    Forever in love with the silhouette of Kalina 

    Cute back detail of the kalina blouse. tie it in the back for a romantic look
    Such a cute detail - all versions have a bow tie in the neck for the most romantic look and easy to sew closure
    close up of kalina. gathering and ruffles for the romantic academia style
    The gathering in the waist is adjustable with drawstings that tie in the front, making it fit many shapes and sizes
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    We can't wait to see your Kalina blouses! Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @stitchmaiden using the hashtag #Stitchmaiden so we, and the sewing community, can see your interpretation of the gibson girl style!

    Happy Stitching,
    Lucy & Faye

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