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Making drafting tools!

I decided that I have wanted an authentic pattern drafting machine but I’ll never be able to afford one, so I’ve got a nice clear copy of a few originals and now with the power of image editing software it’s time to make some. Step one, figure out where to scale. Done and done 🙂 …

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Skirt workshop this weekend

My workshop this weekend is on skirts. And drapery. Two polar opposites in terms of making but work together. So I can do a conservative skirt, fully gathered/pleated (to waistband/yoke), very gored. And work through the waterfall drapery and then basically quote from resources at the time- you can’t work out a drapery pattern by …

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draping and workshop writing

I managed to get the hip gathers of my Padme Light Blue actually sitting nicely 🙂 So there has been a little bit of basting of gathers and sorting out layers. next step is to sew. Just need to look at piccies to see which direction the seam allowances lie, or if I’ll have to …

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Workshops- A Modular Frock – The Gilded Age

Yep, doing another series of workshops this time with a “single” focus of getting participants a full set of patterns that work together to make a frock from 1870-1900. Where: Waitakere Central Library, Auckland, New Zealand When: Saturday afternoons Dates- TBC, after the Steampunk Festival but over June and July. The basic frock will be plain, but …

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Maurice’s system of dress cutting..

Maurice’s system of dress cutting..   by Sivarz, Maurice. [from old catalog] Published 1889 Publisher [n.p.] Pages 28 Possible copyright status The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright restrictions for this item. Language English Call number 6267213 Digitizing sponsor The Library of Congress Book contributor The Library of Congress Collection library_of_congress; americana Notes …

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Studies in plain needlework and amateur dressmaking .

Studies in plain needlework and amateur dressmaking ..   by Ross, Harry A., Mrs. [from old catalog] Published 1887 Topics Sewing, Dressmaking Publisher Battle Creek, Mich., W. C. Gage & son, printers Pages 56 Possible copyright status The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright restrictions for this item. Language English Call number 9622452 …

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Instructions in dressmaking, basting and fitting

Instructions in dressmaking, basting and fitting by [Moschocowitz brothers, New York] [from old catalog] Published 1884 Topics Dressmaking. [from old catalog] Publisher [New York Pages 40 Possible copyright status The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright restrictions for this item. Language English Call number 8222341 Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation Book contributor The Library …

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the source I was looking for

Sorry about weird auto-formating. Apparently facebook uses a lot of div elements! I did this morning find the original quote in all the books I was reading in regards to Worth having a mix and match pattern catalogue. The House of Worth. Language(s): English Published: Brooklyn : Brooklyn Museum, c1962. — Subjects: Worth, Charles Frédéric, > …

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Fashion magazines

Many more fashion plates in context! Some of these have made their way into cosutme history books. Of interest to me is how much pink there was in the 1870s! So much. It’s quite… fashion doll pink in plates but I have some paintings where it’s much softer 🙂   I have linked to the …

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The Tailor and Cutter and London Art Journal

The Tailor and Cutter and London Art Journal: An Index of Cutting, Fashion and Trade, 1890 Another tailoring book, but totally packed with diagrams of fantastic quality.

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