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Free Patterns Menu: Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams - The Ladies Treasury of Costume and Fashion

Free Patterns Menu: Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams - The Ladies Treasury of Costume and Fashion
Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams IMPORTANT: Notes On Using Our Patterns These patterns are reproduced from original period patterns and from cutting diagrams found in English, French and American publications of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Those copied from full-sized patterns were scanned in at 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 of the original size as indicated on each piece. Patterns copied from cutting diagrams have been scanned in at 1 to 1½ times original size and are not to scale. We also include period cutting layouts and diagrams which are not always to scale. All of these patterns come in one size only: that of the original. We are happy to grant non-commercial private and personal use of the patterns we share with you for free, but permission must be obtained prior to using them for any other purpose. Please click on a title or scroll down the page to view our selection Related:  steampunk

Moccasins 101: How to make one-piece moccasins in Tutorial Section Forum Moccasin Tutorial Part 5: Sewing the Moccasins For instructions on how to sew your moccasins together refer to the Whipstitching Tutorial at Sole and Top: With right sides together, whipstitch from the big toe down the short side to the centre fold line. Make your stitches about 1/8 inch apart and about 1/8 inch from the edge. Neat, evenly spaced stitches will show in your finished work and are worth the effort. Begin stitching again at the big toe and whipstitch down the long side all the way to the bottom. Now cut out the T. Heel and Tab: Fold your moccasin in half and whipstitch the back of the moc until you are ¾ inch from the bottom, as noted by the line drawn at the back of the moc in this photo: Now take your scissors and make a cut ¾ inch long, straight across, on that line: Stand the moccasin up and it will look like this. Now push the tab all the way through to the other side: Whipstitch the back of the heel to the sole, from the inside: This completes the boot part of your moccasin.

We Sew Loli How to Make Steampunk Jewelry Wikipedia defines Steampunk as “a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used-usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England-but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual craft persons into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.”

Purse Patterns | Tote Bag Patterns Printer-friendly version Send by email PDF version These crochet purse patterns are just gorgeous. Vintage crocheted handbags are now back in style! Punctuate your wardrobe with smart personality changes. Purse and Bag Pattern Categories More free purse patterns: Knit Purse Patterns, Purse Patterns Women around the world consider a purse as a necessity to hold money, keys, makeup and other items of daily use. Purses are also popularly known as handbags, although some argue that a handbag is larger in size. Today, purses vary not only based on their design, but also on the material used in their manufacture. Novelty Bag Patterns

Tutorial Tuesday: Gilded Lace Crowns These pretty crowns are great for costumes (Halloween princess, anyone?), fairy house decorations, and the tiny ones could be cute tree ornaments. They are deceptively easy to make, and could be a fun project to do with little ones. Materials:Lace, modpodge, gold acrylic paint, gold leafing powder.Tools:scissors, paintbrushes, wax paper, optional hair dryer 1) Take your lace and make a crown shape. The laces I used have one flat side. 2) Trim lace to size with a 1/2 inch or more overlap, matching pattern. 3) Paint with gold acrylic paint. 4) Place on wax paper. 5) Coat with ModPodge until well saturated.I recommend you seal with, at least, 3 more coats of Modpodge.Move it around while its really wet, to keep the holes in the lace from becoming windows 6) Enhance the color with gold leafing powderdabbed onto wet Modpodge with dry brush.You can skip this step, but I really think it makes all the difference. 7) Dry completely flat. 9) Place crown on head and have fun storming the castle.

WolfDreamer Janet Arnold Polonaise My late 18th Century Polonaise at the Time Traveller's Gala at Costume College 2003. It's made of pink linen and lined with cream linen. It's worn over a shift, blue and white linen underpetticoat, stays, bumroll, pocket, and cream linen petticoat. The dress and accessories (except for the stays and bumroll) are entirely hand sewn. The pattern for the bodice is on pages 37-39 of Patterns of Fashion. The first step was to sew each piece of the pink linen to the lining. The completed pieces. A detail of the center backe pieces, with the running stitches. After all the pieces were completed, they were whipstiched together. The completed back. My Costumes18th Century

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Ultimate List of Free Sewing Patterns | Fashionary Blog A while ago, when I walked along some vintage store in Manchester, I found some vintage sewing pattern. They were mainly from the 60′s and 70′s. If sewing is the language of fashion, the pattern should be the books. It recorded different style according to time. BurdaStyle Thanks smiffy for the update (20/12/09) About Sewing Craftster Forum Sewing Stuff Otsukaya (大塚屋) Free Antique Pattern Library AllCrafts Babyclothes Free Needle Berroco Crochet Pattern Central Free Patterns Menu Modern Sewing Patterns Instuctables All Free Crafts Fitzpattern Are there any good free sites not in the list?

DawnPages -- Skirts Take two measurements: Your waistline (no cheating!) ____ x3 = ____. Your waistline ____ +4" = ____. Your waist to the floor (or knee, calf, whatever) ____ +4" = ____. For medieval-type skirts most of you will probably be able to use the 54" or 56" width of the fabric as the length (C). You will need 3 times your waist measurement in yardage (A). To hold the skirt closed you can use large hooks and eyes (size 14 or larger), snaps, or a diaper-sized safety pin (Which I favor because then I can adjust the waist as I need to). You want it to shrink and bleed and do whatever it is going to do before you put work into it. Fold the quarter yard in half, the long way and mark your waist measurement (B) on it. Cut out the waistband piece, being careful to be accurate. From a single layer of interfacing cut a rectangle that is the same size as the waistband. Layer the pieces with the folded waistband on the bottom and the interfacing on top. From one end mark your actual waist measurement.