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A blog about pattern making, designing, cutting - I post patterns from Victorian garment cutting books that are in the public domain.

Crinoline Date: 1850s Culture: American or European Medium: [no medium available] Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Lee Simonson, 1938 Accession Number: C.I.38.23.278

Sky blue silk faille dress, 1870s, designed and labeled by Mme. Gabrielle / Robes & Confections / 205 Rue St. Honoré in Paris.

Corset Date: mid-1880s Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm) the metropoltian museum of art