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1909-A-003 (Evening/Ball Gown Pattern)Construction "help" photos for the 1909 Ladies' Evening or Ball Gown sewing pattern, Edwardian Rose Pattern #1909-A-003.
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1911-A-015 Ladies' Fancy Blouse with Contrast & EmbroiderySteps in constructing the traditional Edwardian high boned collar in this design. CLICK on heading or thumbnail to access the album.
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1911-A-017 (Ladies' Fancy Blouse with Tucks & Lace)Construction help photos for our 'Edwardian Rose' pattern #1911-A-017 [CONTENT COMING SOON!]
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1912-A-003 (Ladies' Fancy Batiste Blouse)This album has 3 Sections -- Section A shows how to pre-tuck the fabric, Section B deals with the unique slashed, fitted dart technique for closing the sleeve, underarm and bodice side seam all in one process, and Section C shows sample photos of the completed blouse. CLICK on heading or thumbnail to open ALBUM.
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1912-A-006 (Ladies' Mantelet or Cape-Jacket)Construction photos for help in constructing and applying the decorative satin bands to this design. [CONTENT COMING SOON!]
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1912-A-029 (Fancy Afternoon Gown with Contrast Bands)This album shows aspects of construction for our Pattern #1912-A-029, divided into sections. CLICK on thumbnail to access the album.
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1912-A-040 (Ladies' Fancy Tailored Walking Suit with Contrast Trim)This album contains photos of important construction aspects of this suit, with notes. Due to time constraints when the sample suits were made, I was unable to take photographs of actual construction steps, but hopefully the annotated pictures in this album will help with construction questions. CLICK on heading or on the thumbnail to open the album.
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Random files - CONSTRUCTION HELP PHOTOS (Keyed to Our Antique Patterns)
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0 viewsAnother view of Bodice as pinned onto Foundation and Underskirt (from front).
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0 viewsA close-up view of the hand back-stitching along the top of the Skirt band at the right back, permanently attaching the Skirt. Since this initial stitching must be done from the outside (right side), hand-stitching is necessary for control and to ensure an even joining working by hand.

A second, parallel row of either hand-stitching or machine-stitching will be done just below this stitching, as "insurance" against the Skirt ever detaching from the Bodice/Foundation. This second row can be done by machine, in which case it must be done from the inside (wrong side of Foundation), in order to be able to skip over the bones.
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1 viewsPleated frill at hem of Underskirt. The second row of stitching at the top of the frill is the attachment stitching to the Underskirt.
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0 viewsA gown that is as graceful and stunning from the back as from the front. The effect of the swirling train with movement when worn is just beautiful.
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Last additions - CONSTRUCTION HELP PHOTOS (Keyed to Our Antique Patterns)
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3 viewsThis blouse goes beautifully under the Cape-Jacket/Mantelet (Pattern #1912-A-006. Aug 27, 2017
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2 viewsAnother version of Mantelet #1912-A-006 worn with this blouse #1912-A-003. Aug 27, 2017
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0 viewsThis design has the "pigeon-breasted" blousing at bottom typical of late Edwardian garments. Aug 27, 2017
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4 viewsWith "Tulip Skirt" (pattern #1912-A-010)Aug 27, 2017
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3 viewsThe pattern includes the optional matching fabric belt (purchased button trim).Aug 27, 2017
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3 viewsThe blouse is adjusted below the waist with a tie, as it was in the original design. This keeps the pigeon-breasted arrangement nicely in place under a skirt waistband. Aug 27, 2017