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Fripperies and Fobs

Fripperies and Fobs

Fripperies and Fobs

An 1815 Half Mourning Hat....

For the Lewis and Clark Picnic at the end of July, I plan on making a half mourning dress. Why half mourning you ask? I mean, it's not like the place …

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ca. 1900 French Corset pattern, along with a short article on a man who knows the meaning of life- practicality and humor all in one package! Instructions seem to be included but excellent eyesight will be required- this was as large as I could find it from a pay site.

1900 bathing suit. No detailed directions, but simple ones provided on the pattern

1900 bathing suit. No detailed directions, but simple ones provided on the pattern.

1920s hat pattern from Spain

1920s hat pattern from Spain. If anyone would like to offer any insight on the text, please do! Unfortunately my skills don’t extend to Spanish.<p><b>EDIT 3/29/13</b>: Amillionpinkbows writes: “it reads: Summer Hat. Here we have a sweet little design, it can be made out of any of the new silks, crepe or taffeta being the favorites, also it can be made out of felt if you would like to use it in between seasons. If you choose the latter the flange doesn’t need to be two layers. but if it is too thin, it …

Jacket with military soutache with frog closures, complete instructions. Ladies’ Tailor, March 1911

Jacket with military soutache with frog closures, complete instructions. Ladies’ Tailor, March 1911.

The “New Harem Skirt” because it has about a hands’ width split in it somewhere- oh those naughty ladies

The “New Harem Skirt” because it has about a hands’ width split in it somewhere- oh those naughty ladies. With complete instructions. Ladies’ Tailor, March 1911.

1911 coat for summer featuring military trim with complete instructions. Ladies’ Tailor, March 1911

1911 coat for summer featuring military trim with complete instructions. Ladies’ Tailor, March 1911.

Another peg-top skirt, but this time with large pleats at the top to create a loose effect around the hips- this seems to be the beginnin…

Another peg-top skirt, but this time with large pleats at the top to create a loose effect around the hips- this seems to be the beginning of the ‘cocoon’ style that would later loosen up ladies’ clothing altogether and herald in the 1920s. Pattern from the mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages.

“Ragland” sports coat, mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in two languages this time instead of three

“Ragland” sports coat, mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in two languages this time instead of three. Interesting note that the french calls this the Russian sac coat. Odd.

Hoods! All sorts of hoods! From mid to late 1910s with complete instruction in three languages

Hoods! All sorts of hoods! From mid to late 1910s with complete instruction in three languages.

Ladies’ Motor Coat! Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages

Ladies’ Motor Coat! Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages.

The “No Collar” jacket! Nicely fitted with iconic trim for the era. Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages

The “No Collar” jacket! Nicely fitted with iconic trim for the era. Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages.

The Empire Jacket, with a half open front, 1700s/1870s pockets, and rather snazzy lapels

The Empire Jacket, with a half open front, 1700s/1870s pockets, and rather snazzy lapels. Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages.

Ladies’ Dress Coat Style Jacket

Ladies’ Dress Coat Style Jacket. What woman doesn’t want to dress up like a footman? Or just be tomboy-ish, I suppose! Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages.

A rather well-known piece, I think- the double-breasted jacket! mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages

A rather well-known piece, I think- the double-breasted jacket! mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages.

About the hat from the 1930s, it reads: Summer Hat

About the hat from the 1930s, it reads: Summer Hat. Here we have a sweet little design, it can be made out of any of the new silks, crepe or taffeta being the favorites, also it can be made out of felt if you would like to use it in between seasons. If you choose the latter the flange doesn't need to be two layers. but if it is too thin, it would be necessary to line it with batiste of the same material.<p>Thank you!!! That’s awesome!! Thanks so much for translating for us!!<p>Just to refresh …

The New Curved Front Jacket

The New Curved Front Jacket. I’m starting to wonder how they classify what’s a jacket and what’s a coat….. Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages.

Another style of Double-Breasted Sac ulster! Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages

Another style of Double-Breasted Sac ulster! Mid to late 1910s, with complete instructions in three languages.

It’s the mid 1920s! Several dresses, coats, blouses, and jackets are presented here, with their finished models above and patterns below

It’s the mid 1920s! Several dresses, coats, blouses, and jackets are presented here, with their finished models above and patterns below.

Hunting and sports dress in the 1920s! Oh how risque things were until the media police cracked down on all that stuff in movies and it’s…

Hunting and sports dress in the 1920s! Oh how risque things were until the media police cracked down on all that stuff in movies and it’s been prudish ever since… Tunic dress, belted dress, and sleeves.

1920s underpinnings! Here we’ve got slips, corset covers, combination underwear, and nightgowns

1920s underpinnings! Here we’ve got slips, corset covers, combination underwear, and nightgowns. The finished products are at the top with their numbered patterns below.

PSA!

Just a quick PSA to let you all know what’s coming up soon:<br>Gentlemen’s coats and military patterns!! ‘Bout time the guys got some pattern love.<p>I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has submitted patterns and/or pattern sources, and to everyone who has left questions and/or comments in my box! If I haven’t answered you yet, please know I will soon! :)<p>In the mean time. WELCOME to all the new people! If anyone has any requests- articles of clothing, clothing decade/era, etc- or comments, please …

1920s party dress! Sadly no instructions but happily the styles of this era were mostly sheath and loose

1920s party dress! Sadly no instructions but happily the styles of this era were mostly sheath and loose. Pattern denotes dress with sleeves, as a cocoon style, or with the collar as shown in the drawing, and also the side gauze overskirts which hang from decorative strings around the torso. Lovely!!

1920s party dress with skirt, bodice, bow, and wide decorative belt

1920s party dress with skirt, bodice, bow, and wide decorative belt.

A very lovely Russian style coat, with option of straight or flared sleeve cuffs

A very lovely Russian style coat, with option of straight or flared sleeve cuffs. While it says use elastic, you probably don’t want to use elastic….gathering/smocking, snaps, buttons, and hooks and eyes are generally the better option if you’d like an article of clothing to survive time. Rubber generally doesn’t stand up too well.

1920s wedding dress!! With…chinese hat? Bodice and dress with fabric-of-your-choice overskirts

1920s wedding dress!! With…chinese hat? Bodice and dress with fabric-of-your-choice overskirts. Veil and cape/train pattern not included- I suppose they figure any old long, rectangular bit of cloth will do!