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.
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!
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