I wanted to give a heads up that there is a NEW digital E-book available in my store! This e-book is from an original 1910s catalog from The Bedell Company. This e-book is undated, but my research places this between 1910-1914, and more specifically in the 1911-1912 range. Great for your research for upcoming Titanic events or Downton inspired ensembles!
This e-book has 32 pages of digitally restored black and white pages from original source material in my research collection. In fact, this one was a bit tricky to do, and I’m sharing a little image here of the “before” and “after”. Of course, you’ll recieve the “after” version ;)
In pattern news:
I know I’ve promised Edwardian patterns, and the first one, a 1910s blouse, is coming up, I promise! It has taken a lot longer than I anticipated, as I have had to draft new blocks from scratch and have been putting a lot of time and research into getting this “just so”. Shapes have sure changed in the last 100 years! I have drafted entirely new blocks with the hopes of basing many future patterns off of them, so this new pattern is drafted from those but I have also compared the construction and styling with many of my period sources including original patterns and extant blouses in my collection- my goal is to get a good marriage between period accurate and a bit updated of a fit. The first sample is just completed and I’m working on hand-drawing the instructions, so hopefully in a few weeks it will be ready (or at least, a few nice sample photos of that and the companion skirt pattern that’s coming up, too!).
Hope you had a lovely week so far!