Ghost

A collection of embroidery, edging and trimming patterns from the 1860’s.  Click for dates.

A collection of “names for marking” from the 1860’s.  Click for dates.

Is your name or initials here?  Mine is…kinda.  My uncle and aunt call me Kate.

Evening dress and embroidery pattern, 1868 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book
That pattern looks oddly like something from the 1960’s.

Evening dress and embroidery pattern, 1868 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

That pattern looks oddly like something from the 1960’s.

Fashion plate, 1868 England, source missing
They’re looking at a fashion plate…IN A FASHION PLATE.
Little do they know…

Fashion plate, 1868 England, source missing

They’re looking at a fashion plate…IN A FASHION PLATE.

Little do they know…

Bathing suits, Jul 1864 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book
Colored by me according to this description:

Fig. 1.—Turkish pants of a gray and white striped material, fastened at the ankle with an elastic cord.  Paletôt dress of a dark blue and black flannel, made with a small cape, and trimmed with black mohair braid.  Oil silk hat, bound and trimmed with scarlet binding.
Fig. 2.—Suit of pearl-colored flannel, trimmed with dark blue flannel, and braided in a plain Grecian pattern with narrow blue braid.  Cap of oil silk, trimmed with dark blue flannel.
Fig. 3.—Suit of black cloth, bound with scarlet flannel.  The collar is of scarlet flannel, also the cap, which is trimmed with black braid and a long black tassel.
Fig. 4.—Suit of scarlet flannel, trimmed with wide and narrow black braid.  The dress is decorated with applications of black cloth, cut in the shape of anchors.  The hat is of white straw, trimmed with scarlet braid.

Bathing suits, Jul 1864 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

Colored by me according to this description:

Fig. 1.—Turkish pants of a gray and white striped material, fastened at the ankle with an elastic cord.  Paletôt dress of a dark blue and black flannel, made with a small cape, and trimmed with black mohair braid.  Oil silk hat, bound and trimmed with scarlet binding.

Fig. 2.—Suit of pearl-colored flannel, trimmed with dark blue flannel, and braided in a plain Grecian pattern with narrow blue braid.  Cap of oil silk, trimmed with dark blue flannel.

Fig. 3.—Suit of black cloth, bound with scarlet flannel.  The collar is of scarlet flannel, also the cap, which is trimmed with black braid and a long black tassel.

Fig. 4.—Suit of scarlet flannel, trimmed with wide and narrow black braid.  The dress is decorated with applications of black cloth, cut in the shape of anchors.  The hat is of white straw, trimmed with scarlet braid.

Hairstyles (evening, Grecian, ball), Jul 1864 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

Hairstyles (evening, Grecian, ball), Jul 1864 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

fripperiesandfobs:

La Mode Illustrée, 1865
Fashion plate, Jun 1862 England, the Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

Fashion plate, Jun 1862 England, the Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

Fashion plate, 1861 France, Petit Courrier des Dames

Fashion plate, 1861 France, Petit Courrier des Dames

Fashion plate, Feb 1864 England, the Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

Fashion plate, Feb 1864 England, the Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

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