This is a pattern for a May Manton nine-gore skirt. This pattern served as the chief inspiration and source for my 1909 “Beatrix” Walking Skirt pattern. Perfect to pair with the Edwardian Walking Jacket pattern for an afternoon’s stroll!
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This beautiful formal gown was sold on eBay by USVainen, a past seller whose knowledge of vintage fashion was astounding and whose descriptions were delightful. This seller graciously agreed to let me share her images and words on my site, and I think you’ll enjoy them as much as I have! The descriptions are detailed, [...]
These images come from the May 1912 issue of La Mode, which included a pattern for a lady’s coat. There is also a cover for the September 1912 issue. These are large images, so give them time to load after you click on them!
Here is a group of images from the March 1912 issue of La Mode. I love the full-color centerfold of fashions! Note the children’s fashions at the bottom right as well. These are large images, so give them time to load after you click on them!
These images all come from the September 1911 issue of the Parisian magazine La Mode and depict the “cutting edge” fashions of the day from Paris. Note the neo-Empire styles and the use of neckline fichus reminiscent of the Regency era. At the bottom left you’ll also see a pattern with instructions. These are large [...]
Here’s a lovely 1910 ad for a silk scarf. A wonderful accessory to make a comeback–scarves are so versatile!
I just love this circa 1910 photo of a young woman with her new puppies. The mother dog is lying down, and the the little pups are nursing. The girl has a picnic basket at her feet, and you can make out an automobile with a crankshaft on the front in the background. Isn’t that [...]
Circa 1908-1910 photo of five ladies seated on a bench. The gal on the left has her coat on her lap.
Here is an illustration of two ladies in afternoon frocks from a 1910 issue of The Lady’s Magazine. Note the extra wide hat crowns, made especially to accommodate the “Gibson Girl” hairstyles of the period.
Illustration of girls in "lingerie dresses" from a 1910 catalog. These were marketed for young ladies preparing for high school graduation. Beautiful! [Note: "Lingerie" dresses refer to gowns made from thin heirloom fabrics like voile and organdy, worn over intricate undergarments.]