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Katrina’s Stunning 1910s Tea Gown

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1910s Tea Gown with sash

I loved using the tea gown pattern, and after years of admiring the design, I finally decided to cut it out (using some of my favorite fabrics) when my mother and I were watching “Pride & Prejudice” one afternoon.  The ivory silk shantung had a lovely satin finish on the back which I used on the outside of the dress, and the embroidered tulle has been in my “stash” for some time.  I always knew I wanted to make a gown out of it, and I’m so glad I finally did! Read more…

Fleur de Lis Shawl ePattern

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You may not be able to buy a paisley or silk stole, but with a luscious sport-weight alpaca yarn and this PDF pattern, you can make yourself a good substitute! The “Fleur-de-Lis Stole” is luxury itself, with a generous length for the classical Regency drape, and the combination of fleur-de-lis (a popular motif of the time) and a striking edging of fans and tassels.

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Crochet ePattern $2.95
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ca. 1911 Magazine Article, “What Colour Can I Wear?”

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1911 What Colour Can I Wear?

Did you know that “blue is treacherous” and “brown is a friend–and a foe?” Or how about the fact that a grey-haired matron “ranks as a perfect blonde” if she has pink in her cheeks? This fascinating four-page article is chock-full of beautiful illustrations and fun information on what colors were considered correct for each complexion type.

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