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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 viewsClose-up of the right half of the organza collar, showing the bones sewn into their channels. Note that each bone has been cut slightly shorter than the channel at top and bottom.

This is important for 3 reasons: 1) to provide for turning of the cloth at the top seam of the collar later; 2) to ensure the bottom of the collar can be sewn to the blouse without the bones getting in the way; and 3) to allow some vertical flexibility and movement in the collar when worn.
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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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0 viewsSkirt back, as mounted and pinned onto Bodice back, ready for final attachment sewing. The Bodice back fasteners (snaps and hooks & eyes) have previously been sewn on.

Note also that the very top centre back edge of the Skirt has been temporarily basted closed (pink silk thread). This is only to keep this area from slipping while the remainder of the Skirt top edge is sewn in place.
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0 viewsThis version, in bright lavender linen/cotton, was custom-made for a client who wanted this particular colour combination.

Last additions - CONSTRUCTION HELP PHOTOS (Keyed to Our Antique Patterns)
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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