Pretty French Frocks, May 1908

Continuing some of the beautiful French images from La Miroir Des Modes, here are two pretty fashion prints from May, 1908.


In this black and white image you can see the back view of the dresses (or dress and jumper) pictured above.

3 Comments on Pretty French Frocks, May 1908

  1. Debbie
    June 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm (11 years ago)

    I love how each of these Dresses are worn over a blouse. That makes them that much more versatile in case you gain or lose weight. I must put this on my to sew list.

    • Lauren
      June 8, 2013 at 11:50 am (11 years ago)

      I have recently fallen in love with the Edwardian jumpers as well. They are so cute!

  2. Sandy
    June 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi, Lauren, here are rough translations for your latest Miroir des Modes posts:

    The May dresses are (green) reseda (pine?)-green voile, with guimpe (blouse) of batiste and lace, and (lilac) in begonia-color chiffon, with an embroidered filet (the bit that looks like a dickey).

    2nd page:

    1. Empire[-style] gown in cornflower-blue mousseline (muslin?), with black soutache braid and lace.
    2. Priwinkle-blue linen with embroidered “filet” with long sleeves.
    3. #2029 (4th dress) without the over-blouse
    4. Skirt (or jumper; I *think* “jupe” has an accent, which would change the meaning a little) in lead-gray liberty-crepe, with blouse in batiste and lace.
    (Batiste in French means what we mean by it, BTW. So does crepe.)

    The text is:
    . . . over the hem, which allows the second chemisette to be made of transparent [fabric] if it is used.
    The 7-gore skirt may be made with a small train or round, it measures 4 meters 60 [cm] around the lower part in the medium sizes.
    Trimmings of galloon (braid), of bands of silk-satin or –velvet are always highly favored by current fashion.
    Pattern no. 2025 is sold in 6 sizes, from 81 to 107 cm bust. For 91-cm bust the construction of the “blouson” [I think that’s the jumper/waistcoat part] and skirt requires 7 meters 90 of 70-cm-wide fabric, or 4 meters 70 of 110-cm-wide, with in both cases 1meter 60 of fabric in 70 cm. for the piecing of the sleeves and the side-pieces, and 60 cm of 52-cm-wide silk for the belt.
    Skirt 2029 and blouse 1373 are described on page [329, I think?]

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