Drop-waist day dress with bodice insert and long sash, ca. 1920. I modified this pattern for an Edwardian look by raising the waist, which worked splendidly.
May 2009 archive
Women’s dresses from a 1920 catalogue. The transition has been made to the dropped waist, but you still see the long hairstyles and skirts.
A beautiful coat pattern for a little girl. I love seeing the colors!
Illustration of blouses from a 1904 fashion circular. Scrumptious! To see a photo of a similar outfit, go to this post.
A "bolero" dress from a 1904 fashion circular. Note all the detailing at the sleeves and neck.
This is a ca. 1904 pattern for a dressing sack or bed jacket for young ladies. This is what a lady would pull on in the morning while she was doing her hair or eating breakfast (if she didn’t wear a breakfast gown).
Here are several girls’ day dresses from a 1904 fashion circular. When you view the post with the ladies’ outfits, you can see how girls’ things parallel what was available for women–just with shorter skirts. At this early date, the leg o’mutton sleeve was still hanging on from the 1890s, but mainly for younger girls.
A pattern for a corset cover and bloomers (or slip) combination with drawstring waist. Would work well as a half-slip, particularly for Winter.
"Combination" drawers for a young girl, circa 1904.
This is an absolutely incredible piece of work by Frederick Worth. His ballgowns are the ultimate in style, detail and fit. This is a pre-1905 evening gown with layer upon layer of rich fabrics, trims and floral accents. Definitely drool-worthy!