Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Antique Graphics Wednesday - No. 1, 2 & 3 and 1800's Mantelet and Fashions

I've got some really wonderful images for you today.
They all come from some mid-1800's Peterson's magazines (again!).
All of the No. images are actually the numbered parts of a pattern,
but I thought the typography was so pretty and could
be used on so many projects.


Here's the pattern they came from.  It's a pattern
for a "mantelet", which is a short cape.
Are there any seamstresses out there who
feel inspired to attempt this pattern?  If so, I'd LOVE to see it!
It looks like it would be beautiful.

 Here is the actual pattern with instructions.
I've done a fair amount of sewing over the years,
but it would take someone with more experience than
I have to understand what these instructions are saying.
Things were just worded differently 150 years ago.
This image was from the 2-page spread that featured
French fashions in every issue.  It was always the
only page in the magazine that had any color added to it.
The center of the page was damaged where it was 
bound together, so I omitted the background and
this is just one of the two pages.
If you create something using any of these old images,
I'd love to see a photo of it!

Blessings,
Angie
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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Love it!

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  2. Fantastic clothes and pattern but a bit beyond my skills LOL Thanks so much for the numbers though - they are great!

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  3. I clicked on the 2 beautiful ladies... and must say they are so pretty close-up :) I saved them for future use :) Thank you so much for offering (and preserving) these treasures!

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  4. I love the way they dressed back then, so beautiful. but I'm glad we don't have to deal with all those layers and bone corsets today. lol

    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  5. Ha! And here I am pulling my hair out trying to create sock monkey clothing today. Back to the drawing board. :@

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  6. I always think I would have loved to live in that era -- so elegant! Then I stop and think about how women HAD to dress and the lack of modern conveniences and I change my mind! Thanks for sharing these with us!

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  7. These are lovely, I needed something to add to the containers I am upcycling for one of my rooms. Thank you for sharing!

    Tanya

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  8. The number images strike me as being really good for lots of things. I might be in need of these soon on some things I want to do. Thank you so much for taking the time to post these.
    Liz

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  9. What beautiful images. I love the look of these old fashions but wonder how easy it was to wear them and how did they wash them? Thanks for sharing.
    Ptricia

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  11. Hey Angie, hope all is well!! I used those great numbers on a project recently thought i would share, THANK YOU!!
    http://flickerwhips.blogspot.com/2012/06/say-cheesedollar-store-fix-up.html#

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  12. Kathleen Lane, treasureJuly 11, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Thx for sharing ... I grabbed the numbers immediately!
    Really appreciate your generosity. I hope to find a way
    to use these in my tags ... Love the typeface! Will share
    if I'm able to "make them work!"

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  13. Kathleen Lane, treasureJuly 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Thx for sharing ... I grabbed the numbers immediately!
    Really appreciate your generosity. I hope to find a way
    to use these in my tags ... Love the typeface! Will share
    if I'm able to "make them work!"

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