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Court train ca. 1809-10
From the Centraal Museum
Veste à capuche, France, c. 1760-1770
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to-reign-in-hell asked: I'm looking specifically for late nineteenth century patterns, both men's and women's, and recreations are fine. Thank you!
As well as what another follower just sent in, you can try Truly Victorian patterns, which are for women from the 1830s to the 1900s (and VERY FEW men’s patterns). I highly recommend her patterns! Past Patterns, as mentioned, are modern patterns in the historical style - I haven’t tried these myself, so I can’t say how good or bad they are. Finally, if you want to be really accurate, you can go with Ageless Patterns which are reproduced patterns from the actual era. They only come in one size - the original - and you have to size up or down to your specific measurements. Hope this helps!
funismajin asked: In response to that question about old dress patterns, Past Patterns is a descent site and they've recreated dress patterns for clothes and dresses as far back as the late 18th century. c:
A little girl in an adorable frilly dress and bright blue boots from an 1871 painting by Lilly Martin Spencer.
Portrait of Martha Arbeneva by Vladimir Borovikovsky, 1798 Russia
So, how about a few bustle dresses to kick off Thursday?
A smart boy’s tweed jacket and wool vest which would have been appropriate for schoolwear between 1870 and 1874.
This is just darling!
Louise of the Netherlands, Queen of Sweden and Norway by Johan Christoffer Boklund, 1861 Sweden, Nationalmuseum (Stockholm)