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1923 Butterick evening dress

1923 Butterick evening dress

1923 Butterick evening dress Original Butterick 4558 pattern from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library on Etsy. Stitching sleeve with crepe back satin facing Sleeve ready to embroider Attaching dress to underdress Lined skirt and bodice ready to be attached together....
1860 ca check silk dress with two bodices

1860 ca check silk dress with two bodices

1860 ca check silk dress with two bodices This victorian dress with day and evening bodices is the creation of Lone, a bridal and evening-wear dressmaker in Denmark. She very kindly donated it to our project. Hand stitched eyelets for lacing evening bodice Day and...
1921 Mode Pratique cape

1921 Mode Pratique cape

1921 Mode Pratique cape Mode Pratique magazine from December 1921 Evening cape with a fake hood. Mini pattern for the top of the cape to reproduce  Pattern ready for...
1923 cocoon coat

1923 cocoon coat

1923 cocoon coat Original Standard Pattern 4265                                         from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library on Etsy 1/2 scale version of pattern reduced by Deirdre who was very kind in sorting out several patterns from her collection for our...
1964 Rosemary’s wedding dress

1964 Rosemary’s wedding dress

1964 Rosemary’s wedding dress Rosemary Bettina Stoneman with her father Percy John Stoneman,  20th of June 1964. Rosemary recalls wanting a dress like the one worn by Princess Margaret, and after much searching and rejection, she went to a bridal shop in...
1980s green lamé evening dress

1980s green lamé evening dress

1980s green lamé evening dress 1980s green lamé evening dress reduced to half scale by Kathy Turner, senior ladies costume cutter at Glyndebourne Opera House, during the corona virus confinement. Finished dress reproduced exactly as the original model!! Well done...
1970s crochet dress

1970s crochet dress

1970s crochet dress Marie-José making granny squares to create a 1970s dress in the style she used to crochet garments for her fellow students to earn pocket money. Vintage dress sold on the internet used as...
1927 ca evening sequinned dress

1927 ca evening sequinned dress

1927 ca evening sequinned dress Creating shaped skirt Finished toile front Back of toile Jan marking the pattern pieces on vintage cotton tulle Creating sequin embroidery samples Embroidery samples Tambour embroidery  Top of dress embroidered and start of the skirt...
1920s filet lace summer dress

1920s filet lace summer dress

1920s filet lace summer dress Example of 1920s filet lace dress on cover of La Samaritaine magazine. Hand sewing bands of filet lace together. Forming the side skirt panel. Bodice part of the dress. Finished front. Side of dress. Back of summer dress. Toiling the...
Making mannequins

Making mannequins

Making mannequins Placing pattern pieces  Pattern pieces ready to be assembled Mannequin being finished after stuffing with wadding.  More mannequins for future exhibitions Chris turning a sample stand on a lathe for the...
2018 October, Laughton

2018 October, Laughton

2018 October, Laughton  Our first diminutive exhibition in Laughton raised £1100 for the local church project of adding a toilet and kitchenette.   Our star visitor, Margaret in front of the wedding dress she wore to marry Richard in 1963, and our diminutive replica....
1950’s knitted bolero

1950’s knitted bolero

1950s knitted bolero Original 1950’s knitting pattern Our friend Jen knitting the 1/2 scale version A 1950s starlet wearing the same style bolero with an evening dress Bolero at exhibition with other New Look...

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