Sewing Patterns 1880-1899


The left link leads to the pattern, middle to instructions; pictures of the finished garment to the right. Measurements are in centimetres, except fot the post-1896 patterns with English text in them.
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toilette de promenade , autumn 1880 instructions finished (middle)
dress of young lady, spring 1880 instructions finished (left)
dress of black patterned faille, spring 1880 instructions finished
dress for maid of honour, spring 1880 instructions finished (left)
bridal dress, spring 1880 instructions finished (guess which)
young lady's suit, spring 1880 instructions finished (right)
figure-hugging paletot, spring 1887 instructions sorry!
taille for suit, spring 1887 instructions sorry!
lace skirt drapery, spring 1887 instructions sorry!
skirt drapery, spring 1887 instructions sorry!
skirt drapery, spring 1887 instructions sorry!
evening cloak, winter 1892 instructions  
suit with short taille, winter 1892 instructions view of skirt
empire suit, winter 1892 instructions detail view
skirt, summer 1896 instructions sorry!
jacket-taille, summer 1896 instructions sorry!
fichu with large collar, summer 1896 instructions sorry!
skirt, summer 1896 instructions sorry!
bolero, 1897 instructions finished
Olga blouse, 1898 instructions finished
blouse taille, 1898 sorry! finished
skirt for walking dress, 1899 instructions finished
jacket for walking dress, 1899 instructions finished
velvet cape, 1899 instructions finished
walking Dress for Girls Aged 14-16, 1899 instructions finished
evening dress, 1899 instructions finished
empire dress for Girls Aged 4-6, 1899 instructions finished
sporty dress for girls aged 8-10, 1899 instructions finished
walking jacket for girls aged 12-14, 1899 instructions finished

The patterns marked with a smiley have been provided by Valerie. Thanks, Val!

 

I'd LOVE to get feedback about costumes you've created using these patterns. Please tell me how you managed, let me know any hints I should include in instructions, and maybe even send a picture! I guarantee that I will only use it to satisfy my personal curiosity, but never publish it unless you expressly consent.

 

 

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