Bleuette's Basic Pattern Set - 12 patterns to Mix and Match
This pattern set has twelve patterns. Ten are G-L styles,and two are from La Semaine de Suzette. You can make them as shown, OR, almost all of the pattern pieces are interchangeable. This means all the sleeves work with all the bodices, all except one of the collars can be switched, and the skirts can be paired with different bodices!
You will notice when looking at the patterns, that even though they were originally sold from between 1927 and 1958, that they all have a bodice with a natural waistline, a gathered or pleated full skirt, various set in sleeves and a variety of collars!
This is a great pattern set, as purists can make them as shown for an authentic re-creation; while those who want to play a bit more will find it easy to create their own unique styles!
This pattern set is contained in a blue paper folder... There is a full color cover sheet, and three sheets in full color show all twelve styles individually too! Each pattern has its own set of clear instructions. And it will be easy to use the different pattern pieces to vary the styles...
COMME AUTREFOIS ~ G-L 1927
Full skirt, V shaped, pintucked panel inset into the front bodice. Trim outlines cuff and bodice panel and neckline. GRAND CHIC ~ G-L 1932
Bodice has horizontal tuckes, V neckline, sleeves are slightly bell shaped. Skirt is attached on top of the bodice. FOOTING ~ G-L 1938-1939
Peter Pan collar, upper skirt ruffle and sleeve finish echo each other. Finished with a leather belt. LA PRAIRIE ~ G-L 1941
Darted bodice, round collar, skirt stitched on top of the bodice, puff sleeves. UNIDENTIFIED STYLE ~ G-L 1942-1946
Classic dress with Peter Pan collar, front bodice buttons applied on velvet ribbon. Good style for decorative stripes. UNIDENTIFIED STYLE ~ G-L 1942-1946
Feminine style with self fabric sash, puff sleeves, large trimmed collar. Good for novelty prints. BELLE SAISON ~ G-L 1950
Tucks in upper sleeve and skirt hem, contrast collar, bodice buttons. EN LONG EN LARGE ~ G-L 1952
Striped fabric shows to advantage... accents the 5 horizontal tucks on the lower front bodice. LA ROSERAIE ~ G-L 1956
This style should be made in a floral stripe, like the original. Self fabric belt, contrast collar. PLEIN SOLEIL ~ G-L 1958
Wide front topstitched placket extends from neckline down onto the skirt, two curved pockets are stitched under it on one side, and also topstitched in place. Bodice buttons and self fabric belt. ROBE DE FETE ~ LSDS 1958 (lace trimmed)
Straight sleeves, bound neckline, pleated skirt, trimmed with lace, ribbon sash. ROBE DE FETE ~ LSDS 1958 (wide trim version)
Straight sleeves, bound neckline, trimmed on the sleeve hem, bodice waistline, and center skirt panel with decorative trim. Pleated skirt.