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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...
1936 silk velvet wedding dress

1936 silk velvet wedding dress

1936 silk velvet wedding dress The wedding dress of David’s great-aunt Marjorie at the Dressing for Church exhibition in Ripe village hall. A French magazine from 1936 showing a similar neckline. Marriage certificates of Marjorie Donaldson to Henry A Warran in the...
1867 wedding dress

1867 wedding dress

1867 wedding dress 1867 fashion print Antique silk satin and embroidered tulle Lone placing the pattern for best possible use of the antique silk satin. The pattern for the bodice is from Janet Arnold’s Patterns of fashion and the skirt pattern is from a 1867...
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...
1930s Knitted Wedding Dress

1930s Knitted Wedding Dress

1930s Knitted Wedding Dress Original 1930s knitting pattern Irene’s knitting samples Irene checking fit on mannequin Dress 3/4 finished Finished knitted dress (without slip) Dress on display with silk and lace slip, silk cumberband, rhinestone clips on the neckline,...
1890 Mode Illustrée wedding gown

1890 Mode Illustrée wedding gown

1890 Mode Illustrée wedding gown Mode Illustrée pattern 21st September 1890 Silk brocade and lace Finding the dress pattern amongst the others Skirt and train pattern First toile The toile shown at an exhibition Bodice cut in brocade Sewing the bodice on the hand...

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