A Bit of Victorian Fashion for You

by Eleanormeriwether on April 11, 2014 · 2 comments

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I have recently been cleaning out some of my hoard of sewing patterns and books and thought you all might enjoy a few “fashion plates”.

Above is the fashion plate for Peterson’s February 1879. It is the whole reason I started collecting Victorian fashion magazines. I completely fell in love with the black ensemble second from the right.

I love the green and pink in this fashion plate. Fashion plates are all hand colored, so they the colors can sometimes vary depending on the lady who painted them.

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I started sewing in 2005 when my husband borrowed his mother's sewing machine for me and told me that I could make corsets for myself (instead of paying $500 a pop for them.) It was the first thing I ever made. and the first thing I ever sold! The rest is history I'm a Fashion Designer/Antique Dealer just south of Atlanta!

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ohsewdarling April 11, 2014 at 9:08 am



seamsoddlouise April 12, 2014 at 10:15 am

Beautiful illustrations thank you for sharing.


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