Vintage 1910s-1920s Blouse / White Cotton “Wayne Maid” Cropped Shirt




Beautiful mid to late 1910s blouse by the Pollock Waist Company of Ft. Wayne Indiana under their label “Wayne Maid.” Made of semi-sheer cotton voile with a windowpane weave. It has a long pointed collar, crochet trim, white buttons and French cuffs. It has a cropped length with a gathered hem. There is no elastic in the waist/hem. It is in very good condition, there is a tiny pinhole in the upper back just below the collar. One small speck on the edge of one collar point and a very faint spot at the hem. There is a little fray at the hem. See all in the last photo.

Tag size 38. Blouse is shown on a modern US size 4 dress form and not pinned or clipped. It was very loose on the form so this should fit a larger modern size. Please refer to the measurements listed below, taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.

Bust – 40 inches (101.6 cm)
Waist across bottom hem – 35 inches (88.9 cm)
Length from shoulder to hem – 16 inches (40.64 cm)
Shoulders across back from seam to seam – 16 inches (40.64 cm)
Sleeve length with French cuff folded as shown – 22 inches (55.88 cm)

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