Basically a documentary on how I made a pair of c. 1890s Victorian combinations using Victorian patterns and stitching techniques.
THINGS MENTIONED: Agnes Walker, ’Manual of Needlework and Cutting Out’ (for the pattern) https://archive.org/details/krl003663… Bertha Banner, ‘Household Sewing with Home Dressmaking’ https://play.google.com/books/reader?… Hecht Sewing Machine and Motor: 304 W. 38th St. NYC For a more modern (read: practical) construction diary of 90s combinations, Enchanted Rose Costumes has one coming soon! https://www.youtube.com/user/Enchante… Shoes worn at the end are the ‘Gibsons’ by American Duchess.
MATERIALS USED: White cotton: Fabric Garden, NYC. 1.5 yd Insertion lace: Joyce Trimming, NYC. 24 yds single edged lace (to be doubled) Waist and cuff insertion lace: East Coast Trimming, NYC. 2.5 yd Satin ribbon: M&J Trimming, NYC. 2.5 yd Closure ribbon: M&J Trimming, NYC. 1/2 yd Cotton thread: John Lewis Silk thread (for seaming insertion lace together and attaching to cotton): John Lewis Cookies, approximately 8 needed to fuel finishing.
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IMAGE CREDITS: 1. “Drawers”, 1887, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number C.I.46.27.4 https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collect… 2. “Underwear” (chemise), 1860-65, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number C.I.44.48.12a, b https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collect… 3. “Combination”, 1890-1900, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number 2009.300.2368 https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collect…