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 ;)
You can purchase this e-book now in my shop. Don’t forget I have other Edwardian e-books available, too, including a 1913 catalog and an embroidery book!
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!
MegFebruary 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm (11 years ago)
WOW! You have some serious “skillz” — the before and after is amazing. The original is hardly legible and the restored image is crystal clear. Magic! Just love Miss Left’s stripes going vertically AND horizontally…way to work that fabric! I am so excited about the new blouse pattern (and skirt! yippeeee!)…there are so few options out there for Edwardian and Teens clothing, especially day wear. I can’t wait!
LollyWillowesFebruary 27, 2012 at 1:48 am (11 years ago)
I absolutely adore the clothing from this era.
The DreamstressFebruary 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm (11 years ago)
Ooooh! Exciting! Love the book, and the blouse pattern – can’t wait to see them. Have to wait until next financial year to think about them, my business expenses are already high enough!