The patterns without a year are from a 1908 book and not for a certain design, but rather generic pieces of clothing. The rest is up to you. Instructions from the 1908 book are here. If not stated otherwise, the skirt hip width is 98, waist 60 for those generic patterns.
Click on the link in the right column to see a picture of the finished garment.
Detailed technique directions for various clothing items are in the HowTo
area. For instructions on enlarging the patterns to the original size, please
visit the Resizing Historical Patterns
The abbreviations: BW = bust width, WW = waist width, HW = hip width. All measurements are in centimetres.
|Skirt Victoria, 1901||finished|
|Skirt Astarté, 1901||finished|
|Rational Dress Princess Robe, 1901||finished|
|Travel Coat, 1901||finished|
|Skirt-trousers for cycling, 1901||finished|
|Skirt without back seam, 1901||finished|
|Skirt for Promenade Dress, 1901||finished|
|Skirt for Tailor Suit, 1901||finished|
|Skirt for Visiting Toilette, 1901||finished|
|Top Fabric for Blouse, 1903|
|Taille BW 90, WW 59|
|Taille BW 94, WW 60|
|Taille BW 98, WW 64|
|sleeve for taille, upper arm width 35, elbow 30, wrist 20, length 44|
|sleeve for taille, upper arm 40, elbow 36, wrist 24, length 47|
|standing collar, width 36|
|3 part skirt||simple 3-part skirt|
|5 part skirt|
|7 part skirt|
|9 part skirt||finished 9 part skirt|
|blouse||simple offce blouses|
|princess dress, no size given||court dress with princess cut|
|empire dress, no size given||finished|
|English taille or tailor's jacket, BW 96, WW 62|
|bodice and sleeve for ball dress insofar as it is different from a basic taille pattern|
|reformed princess dress||reformed house dress|
|reformed bra, back, front, breast pad||finished|
|reformed drawers, part 1, part 2|
|reformed shirt-drawers front, back||finished|
|corset, pattern*, text explaining the parts and makeup, overview showing how the parts fit together. (These are scans of the original pattern: part 1, part 2, part3, part 4)||finished|
*) This is a cleaned-up version of the original pattern that a fellow costumer was kind enough to let me use.
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