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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....
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...
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...
1963 Margaret’s wedding gown

1963 Margaret’s wedding gown

1963 Margaret’s wedding gown Margaret and Richard Pedder on their wedding day, July the 13th Making paper pattern from original dress Toile and original dress Toile and dress back Toile being shown to Margaret Positioning the pattern pieces Marking with basting thread...
1954 McCall’s pattern

1954 McCall’s pattern

1954 McCall’s pattern 1954 McCall’s pattern 3113. Prior to 1952, patterns wore the name McCall without the S. Pattern on mannequin Preparing the toile Cutting 18 meters of lace Applying lace to bodice pieces Constructing the bodice Attaching flounces to the skirt...
1920s Phoenix evening dress

1920s Phoenix evening dress

1920s Phoenix evening dress Embroidery by Janet Timms Textiles used for inspiration and design Toile and design for embroidery Transfer to paper to mark on silk I’m an embroideress, always have been, and always will be. Embroidery was my very first passion. Even my...

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