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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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1 viewsAnother view of the Bodice Front as constructed thus far. Here you can clearly see the effect of the Sleeve construction in creating a couture fit. Note that the Sleeves are deliberately cut somewhat longer in back to allow for ease of arm movement.
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0 viewsAnother view of the Bodice back, showing Sleeves mounted. Notice that the 2-piece Sleeve is cleverly constructed with gathers at the elbow and a curved seam, so that it follows the actual shape of the arm when bent, avoiding binding when worn -- a brilliant French design detail.
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6 viewsStep 8: Here the bottom edge of the layered collar has been pinned to the blouse (with right side of the shantung against the right side of the blouse), in preparation for permanently sewing the collar onto the blouse. (This represents Steps (9)(d)(v) and (vi) of the Sewing Instructions for this design. This seam must also be trimmed and graded (and clipped where necessary).

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2 viewsThis blouse goes beautifully under the Cape-Jacket/Mantelet (Pattern #1912-A-006. Aug 27, 2017
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1 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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1 viewsWith "Tulip Skirt" (pattern #1912-A-010)Aug 27, 2017
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2 viewsThe pattern includes the optional matching fabric belt (purchased button trim).Aug 27, 2017
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2 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