I sent out a survey link in my most recent eNewsletter and posted it on my Message Forum, but I think some wires got crossed somewhere, which left me with some jumbled responses. So I’m going to try this again with some illustrations to help identify the pattern eras in question.
I asked respondents to rank four eras in order of preference and left an additional slot for “None of the Above” so you could tell me if you prefer a different era entirely. Several people used “None of the Above” to specify something like “medieval era” or “Civil War.” However, over 60% of respondents typed an era into “None of the Above” that was already in the survey list! For instance, I got over 35 votes for “1950s” in the None of the Above box when 1950s was already in my list of eras. Whoops!
Rather than try to pull out all the answers from the comment box that belonged above and recalculate the totals, I’ve decided to clear the survey and start over. This time, I’ve provided some visuals to help you see examples from each era before you vote. Once you’re ready, click the SURVEY LINK (which will open in a new tab or window). You can refer back to these images as you contemplate your choices. [Please note that these are SAMPLE ideas–not actual design choices!]
Thanks so much for your feedback. It really does help me decide what to put on the drawing board next!
Late Victorian (1890s-1902) Sample Images:
1930s Sample Images:
1940s Sample Images:
1950s Sample Images:
You’ll have an opportunity to specify whether you prefer a dress with options, a pattern for separates, etc., and, of course, there is room for further comments if you’d like to add those!
For those who voted for Victorian/Edwardian underthings, do note that a pattern for these is already in the works, including petticoat, drawers, and corset cover like the ones you see below: