1850-1860s Blouse/Waist – Inspiration

This summer I will attend at least one (may be as many as three) mid 19th century events, and I’ve been molding over what to wear.

I do have two dresses (green 1840s & pasiley 1850s) from this time period since before, but non which take in to account the (presumed) heat of a nice summer day.

Then I found the perfect solution: A nice cool Garbardi blouse!
(that’s what I thought before the great Isabella of “Isabellas project diary” pointed out my mistake in this great clarifying blog post)

So now I just call it a mid century blouse (or waist)

Here are a few examples I found:

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Garibaldi BlouseRed blouse.

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c2a4f8f1feac545ff90ec8c57e45e46cI adore this whole outfit.

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ad9bf71657ea925d834c20c22246671eSerious rushing.

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162b0a514d40881970d320045db7968aSubtle plaid

f7721379bd23f61c82dcfbe6065e9aceLove the color and pattern on this one.

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4 thoughts on “1850-1860s Blouse/Waist – Inspiration

  1. Hi! The garibaldi blouse is actually distincly different from the waists you posted. Here are a couple of images of the garibaldi images:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=-YBMAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=pattern&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dSp7Usu_IMzJsQTe-YJI#v=onepage&q=garibaldi&f=false

    The waists or spencers are what I think you are looking for:
    http://what-i-found.blogspot.com/2012/11/civil-war-fashions-engravings-from-1864_12.html
    https://books.google.com/books?id=-YBMAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=pattern&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dSp7Usu_IMzJsQTe-YJI#v=onepage&q=spencer&f=false
    https://archive.org/stream/godeysladysbook1863hale#page/n507/mode/1up

    I swore I wrote on this subject last year but it turns out I didn’t. I guess I should get cracking on that, shouldn’t I? πŸ™‚

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