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photo Pattern Review 8/5/13 9:34 AM
Other - c1798-1805 morning dress Patterns of Fashion 1798 dress
Pattern Description: From Janet Arnold's book Patterns of Fashion 1 this is a c1798-1805 morning dress (from the Salisbury Museum) with a trained skirt and high stomacher-front opening bodice, short sleeves, with a removable longer sleeve. Pattern Sizing: It's hard to estimate the original garmen... more...
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photo Pattern Review 8/5/13 7:55 AM
Truly Victorian - TV440 1859 Pagoda Bodice
Click Here for a photo of the front Pattern Description: This bodice is in three pieces, Front, Side, and Back, the most common style of the early Victorian period. The shoulder is cut with an elongated line, and is finished with a large Modified Pagoda sleeve, which is fitted at the armhole, but ... more...
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photo Pattern Review 7/31/13 8:54 AM
Past Patterns - 811 Bloomer costume c1851-53
Pattern Description: A Bloomer Costume and The Fashionable Dress from Which It was Made: Circa 1851-1853. this style of dress was part of the dress reform movement of the mid 19th century. Pattern Sizing: Available in sizes 8-14, 16-20 and 22-26, with B, C & D cups Did it look like the photo/... more...
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photo Pattern Review 7/29/13 8:31 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 808-1007 early 1800s saque hat
Pattern Description: a self drafted regency (federalist era) saque hat Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? it's inspired by fashion plates, and yes it does What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It gives me an eas... more...
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photo Pattern Review 7/15/13 3:40 AM
No Pattern Used - fichu or kerchief fichu or kerchief
Pattern Description: a triangular fichu or neck-kerchief. A costume accessory for late 1790s or early 1800 clothing. It's a triangle cut as big as the fabric width would allow. Fabric Used: a cotton shirting weight - this is for working class clothing so not too fine. Would you sew it again? O... more...
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