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1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

Date Added: Wednesday 18 May, 2011



1780s Portrait Dress Pattern

Model: 1780sP
Manufacturer: Sense & Sensibility Patterns

Price:   £14.99

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Details: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 pattern includes options for a smooth-bodice dress ... more info
1790s Fraque Pattern

Date Added: Friday 25 May, 2012



1790s Fraque Pattern

Model: np22
Manufacturer: Nehelenia Patterns

Price:   £15.19

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Details:This pattern was created from an original garment in Nehelenia's private collection: a suit consisting of frock coat and matching breeches originating from the French Provence, which can be dated to c. 1798 through original documents obtained with the garments. The style is typical of post revolutionary French fashion, with its small skirts, cutaway front edges barely meeting on the chest, a high stand-up collar and large fabric covered buttons. ... more info
1790s Jacket Pattern

Date Added: Saturday 23 June, 2012



1790s Jacket Pattern

Model: np20
Manufacturer: Nehelenia Patterns

Price:   £12.79

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Details:This elegant jacket pattern of the Directoire period is based on a period original in the possession of Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan. A style typical of the last decade of the 18th Century, the jacket features buttoned cuffs, narrow 2-piece sleeves, wide scalloped collar and a double-breasted front closure. The pattern comes with full instructions, also for a matching petticoat to complete your new favorite walking costume! Comes in 5 Sizes: A ... more info
1790s Redingote Pattern

Date Added: Saturday 23 June, 2012



1790s Redingote Pattern

Model: np21
Manufacturer: Nehelenia Patterns

Price:   £12.79

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Details:The Redingote, with its name deriving from the english "Riding Coat", is a late 18th C. coat-style dress, inspired by menswear of the period. It soon became a favorite walking costume amongst ladies throughout Europe. Our pattern is based on costume studies and period fashion plates. It features a pelerine, two front options and skirt with front opening. Instructions for a matching petticoat are also included! Difficulty is medium to hard. Comes ... more info