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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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2 viewsStep 3: The bones have been inserted into the organza strips (boning channels), and the organza collar has been stay-stitched across the top to encase the bones permanently in the channels.

For this collar, we used artificial whalebone in a narrow (1/4") width -- this is a plastic/nylon product that mimics the characteristics of true whalebone. Its fine thickness, firmness and yet good flexibility make it especially suitable for collars.
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2 viewsThe Skirt has now been mounted onto the Bodice with a row of hand-stitching (back-stitch) near the top edge of the Skirt. The thread-tracing has been removed at the waistline.
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5 viewsShowing step 1(c) of Sewing Instructions -- Here the fabric yardage has already been folded in half (fold mark shown as centre front), and the edge of the first tuck has been pressed.
PLEASE NOTE: In the sample blouse shown in these photos, I intentionally spaced the first tuck further out from centre front for design purposes for the client. The usual spacing from C.F. for the 1st tuck should be 1-1/4" (3.25cm), but you can alter the spacing (and/or the depth and number of tucks) as long as it all fits within the marked Tucked Section.
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0 viewsPin-fitting Bodice (seen from front, from another angle). Note thread-tracing -- done in silk thread -- marking the natural waistline. This will be important during later construction as a reference for mounting the Skirt.
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2 viewsIn this photo, the chiffon and lace layers of the Overbodice Sleeve have been pinned right sides together at the bottom edge, and the 2.5cm (1") seam is being sewn. The wide seam allowance provides room for personal length adjustment during construction if needed.

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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