Fig. 1.–(301).–The Daisy Ball Toilette, for a young lady. It may be made of pink alpaca, satin, or silk; trimmed with blonde lace. The body of polonaise is frilled and gathered at waist, front, and back, and at the shoulders. The skirt is well draped in front and back, edgedContinue Reading

This article appeared in the Peterson’s Magazine in 1860. I thought it could be useful to those looking to size these patterns into dolls clothes or costumes. Or it could just be interesting to know how the ladies did that back in those days. How to enlarge a diagram –Continue Reading

Back view of above plate. Fig. 1.–(298.)–The Alicia Promenade Costume, of brown cachemire, trimmed with embroidery worked on the material: this toilette is very pretty; both at back and front the jacket is made long, and is buttoned to the bottom of skirt: it is trimmed with collar, revers, andContinue Reading

A pattern for a cloak called the Louis Fourteenth was given in Peterson’s Magazine of 1860. A description and instructions on putting the pattern together were also added. Next week I will give more specific instructions on how to enlarge patterns in general using this pattern as an example asContinue Reading