Month: April 2010

1914 Afternoon Dress

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This is my 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern, which was inspired by an original design in a 1914 home economics textbook (see next-to-last image in the slideshow). It is a wonderful pattern for everything from everyday linen dresses to ethereal, filmy tea gowns!

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The Sewing Book by Butterick (1913)

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1913 Sewing Book Sample

Beneath the unassuming cover awaits a treasure trove of sewing knowledge! This wonderful 1913 sewing book was created to instruct girls in basic to advanced sewing, beginning with simple hand stitches, then advancing through projects that increase in difficulty–from simple hems and repairs to aprons, a nightgown, underthings, a middy dress, and more.

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