Friday, January 28, 2011

Delineator Magazine - 1888 Ladies Costume and Toilette

Looking at these I was thinking about storage. These are dresses and hats are huge and must have had to hung in some sort of closet. And go into suitcases. And all those trims! How did this work? Wouldn't things get crushed? And did you just have an army of laundresses?

This is Butterick 2387, also shown below.

This "Ladies Toilette" - a Basque and a Walking Skirt. Don't miss her bird hat!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Delineator Magazine - 1888 "Ladies Top Garments"

This group is coats, cloaks, wraps. They must have been made of heavy fabrics and weighed a ton. Suggested fabrics are wools and velvets. And the trims were ribbons and silks. I can't imagine they were very practical in rain or snow.

These are labeled 434, 435, 436, 437.
The "Ladies Wrap" shown in 434, Butterick 2379 is below.

The "Ladies Walking Skirt" with 434 is Butterick 2349.

Number 434 is "Ladies Irish Peasant Cloak" Butterick pattern 2362.

In 436 we see a "Ladies Cloak" with subtle differences, Butterick 2365.

For 437 it's Butterick 2386, a "Ladies Wrap" with otter fur trim.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Delineator Magazine - 1888 Ladies Evening Costumes

These are all from the same pattern and "for a lady of medium size, it will require seventeen yards and a-forth of material twenty-two inches wide, or eight yards and three-fourths forty-four inches wide." Wow.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Delineator Magazine - 1888 Ladies Costume, Basque, Walking Skirt

I really encourage you to click on each picture twice, because I don't want you to miss any details. Then look for the differences in the two versions. It's amazing how different fabrics and trims change these.

The first two pictures (labeled 428 and 429) are front and back of the same Ladies Costume, Butterick 2360, also shown in two views below.

The third outfit (labeled 430) shows a Basque that is Butterick 2364, and a Ladies Walking Skirt which is Butterick 2363.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Delineator Magazine - 1888 Fashion and Tombstone Cleaner!

This is a wonderful issue of the Delineator from November 1888, published by Butterick Publishing Company. We're going to see some amazing fashions, but first let's look at my favorite ad. Sapolio cures your ignorance and lessens how many maids you need to clean your house. But the first usage listed is "To clean tombstones". Good to know.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tailoring Booklet - 1945 - Suits and Jackets!

This J&P Coats Clark "Tailoring" Book No S -18 is dated 1945, but this is a second edition and some of these patterns dated from 1947. But the fabulous looks are timeless. "It is no task to find a fashion appropriate for every occasion and a style becoming to every figure."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Handicraft Projects for Children - 1962 Make a Valentines Apron!

Here's a fun freebie...and you have time to get it made for Valentines!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Handicraft Projects for Children - 1962 -Marshmallow Pixies and More!

The Marshmallow Pixies are just odd...and I don't know where you buy the poison green colored marshmallows. But if those creep you out try making the concrete block border, rice and button earrings, a card table play house or trivets!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Handicraft Projects for Children - 1962

This is chock full of wonderful craft it's Leather or Leatherette Gifts. Click twice and print these, then show the kids!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fall & Winter Fashions at SINGER - 1969 - Part 4

Don't miss the names of these fabric lines, "Fancy Fling", "Thick and Thin Corduroy", or "East Hampton", Monte Carlo Crepe" and "Bright Singer Printed Quilts"...they each set a tone don't they?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fall & Winter Fashions at SINGER - 1969 - Part 3

Here's some more inspiration...these make me want to go 1969!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fall & Winter Fashions at SINGER - 1969 - Part 2

More groovy fabrics and fashion choices for the hip gal and girls in 1969!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fall & Winter Fashions at SINGER - 1969

"In these pages, you will find a sampling of the fabulous fabrics - from washable, wrinkle-free polyester double knits to elegant metallic brocades plus the up-to-the minute patterns and imaginative notions that are ready for you now at a nearby Singer store.

What is your pleasure - an elegant suit in a bright plaid? A snappy pants-and -poncho outfit? Or, perhaps you've been yearning for a soft, crepe at-home costume. You'll find all these and much more here.

Best of all, you can use these suggested combinations of fabric and pattern to spark your own ideas. For you, as a sewer, can create your own combinations to make fashions that are individually yours. And, as an extra bonus, you will be saving money at the same time."

This booklet features fabric with McCall patterns and LaMode buttons to "Let us help you enjoy sewing!"