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Edwardian E-Book- Insertion Lace & Lingerie Garment Technique and Inspiration- Vintage Fashion

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Edwardian Inspiration Pack I

Insertion Lace and Decorative Garment Work

Including Excerpts from Two Period Sewing Books


Inspiration Images from the 1911 Gimbel Brothers Catalog to Which these Techniques Can Be Applied

This e-book is meant as a companion for your Edwardian sewing, and can be used in conjunction with the 1910s Blouse Pattern in order to create a period style embellished blouse. This e-book can be used in combination with any other patterns or styles you wish to add a little bit of romance to, and can be applied to earlier and later time periods.

This e-book is composed of excerpts from three different sources- two 1910s sewing books and a 1911 Gimbel Brothers Catalog, all with an emphasis on decorative lace insertion, embroidery, or other work typically seen on Edwardian "Whites" or "Lingerie Dresses." All images have been digitally remastered and restored and are in black and white. This e-book has 100 pages of inspiration and information for your Edwardian or heirloom sewing.

The sewing portion of this e-book covers lace application, insertion, and decoration, different seams, decorative stitches, ruffles, tucks or plaits, and information on constructing lingerie blouses and underwear. All methods of sewing are shown as traditional sewing work, and are given her in their period context in order to help preserve dressmaking history technique.

The catalog images are excerpts from a 1911 catalog which can be used as inspiration for the sewing techniques included. Most images are for women, but include a few images for children as well. Women's articles pictured include dresses, blouses, underwear, and nightgowns.

The catalog also includes images of lace yardage and collars which would have been available in 1911. Using the images in this e-book as reference will help you to select period appropriate laces for your embellishment projects.

For more inspiration of this period don't forget to check out the other e-books available, including 1910s catalogs and embroidery technique books.

This PDF e-book is composed of 2 downloads. 1 file of catalog inspiration images, 1 file of sewing instruction. Please make sure you are connected via a high speed connection before attempting to download these files.

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Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.