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1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

The construction of the dresses offered in this pattern comes from the study of dozens of portraits, plus scrutiny of extant gowns for women from this time period, but I've stuck with conventional machine techniques in the instructions to allow for ease of sewing. If you are a die-hard who wants an authentic gown, I do have an appendix with all the vintage sewing steps laid out in detail. This...
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1909 Beatrix Jacket Pattern

1909 Beatrix Jacket Pattern

This tailored jacket pattern was inspired by the styles of the late Edwardian era -- and by Beatrix Potter, who wore sturdy walking skirts and fitted jackets while working and sketching around her farm in England. Sizes 8-18 all included in one envelope. Single-breasted and double-breasted options. Flattering princess-line construction and lapel collar make this a timeless style. Combine with the...
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1909 Beatrix Shirtwaist Pattern

1909 Beatrix Shirtwaist Pattern

Sizes 6-26 all included in one envelope. Very comfortable fit (corset optional) and super for nursing mothers. A wide variety of options are included so that you can create an entire selection of blouses for all seasons and occasions. Bodice fastens either up the back or the front and can be smooth or softly gathered at the centre front. Sleeve styles include long and slim, puffed elbow-length,...
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1909 Beatrix Skirt Pattern

1909 Beatrix Skirt Pattern

Created from an original 1909 May Manton pattern, this is a nine-gore "Beatrix" Walking Skirt pattern. This pattern can be used with the Edwardian Walking Jacket or with the "Beatrix" Jacket pattern . Both this skirt and the jacket were inspired by the example of Beatrix Potter, who managed a large farm, took care of animals, sketched and watercolored -- all while wearing sturdy tweed skirts and...
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1909 Edwardian Dress Pattern

1909 Edwardian Dress Pattern

The dress can be made up in everyday fabrics like linen or cotton, or you might opt for a luscious evening gown of velvet. Finally, you can use a sheer overlay to create an ethereal version fit for tea! Sizes 6-18 all included in one envelope. Flowing princess lines make for a very forgiving, flattering fit. Instructions included for dresses with a sheer overlay (as shown below).
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1910s Tea Gown Pattern

1910s Tea Gown Pattern

This 1910s Tea Gown pattern, inspired by "Titanic" fits bust sizes 31.5" to 48", all included in one envelope. The pattern is rated "intermediate", mainly because of the extra steps involved in tailoring the bodice for a perfect fit and because of all the skirt layers. Complete with illustrated instructions and packaged in a printed envelope, this dress is beautiful.
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1912 Kimono Dress Pattern

1912 Kimono Dress Pattern

Miss Amanda Kastner designed her winning entry based upon fashion plates from 1911 and 1912, creating a kimono-style bodice with an optional inset The overskirt can be made in a coordinating or contrasting color. This pattern is very easy to make and so comfortable to wear! Sizes 6-26 all included, with instructions for "D" and "DD" sizing. Instructions included for nursing mothers to make a...
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1914 Afternoon Dress Pattern

1914 Afternoon Dress Pattern

This 1914 Afternoon Dress was inspired by an original design in a 1914 home economics textbook. Sizes 6-26 "DD" are all included in one envelope. Several sleeve styles are included (set-in or puffed; wrist- or elbow-length; cuffs or plain). The pattern also includes instructions for lace insertion, and appendix includes traceable embroidery designs. You can also use the pattern to create a simple...
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1940s Swing Dress Pattern

1940s Swing Dress Pattern

This 1940s "Swing" Dress Pattern was inspired by an original Hollywood design, circa 1942. The design comes from the WWII days of fabric rationing, which meant narrower skirts and more tailored lines. Sizes 8-26 all included in one envelope. Unique yoke with gathered shoulders and two sleeve options (short and "bracelet-length"). Gored skirt great for twirling! Put on your dancing shoes!...
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