Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Peterson's Magazine January 1862

Varieties In Embroidery

Lady's Petticoat Body or Jacket

In giving a pattern of this description it is impossible to suit everybody's figure but we have made the diagrams suitable for a middling sized person. Any slight alteration may very easily be made in the size of the waist without changing the cut of the pattern which may be made either larger or smaller according to the dimensions required. When the jacket is required very much larger each piece should be cut larger than the diagrams taking care however to preserve the exact proportions. The most durable and suitable material for bodies is twilled calico, which should be rather fine; longcloth is sometimes used, but it does not wear so well. The seams with the exception of the two under the arms, should be stitched on the right side, the top and bottom of the jacket corded, as well as the arm-holes and the bottom of the sleeves. The insertion and work which form the trimming should not be put on until the cording is completed and to make the insertion round the neck shapeable, a piece of narrow soft braid should be run in on the upper edge where the work is joined to it, so that it may easily be easily drawn in to the size required.

A false hem should also be put on inside the hem on the left side, in which six buttonholes should be made. This will be found a more tidy method than making the button holes in the jacket itself, the buttons being quite hidden as will be seen in our illustration. We must not omit to say that turnings must be allowed for in cutting out this jacket. We give above engravings of the front and back of this jacket and on the next page diagrams by which to cut a paper pattern: the reader understanding that the paper patterns will hive to be enlarged to the sizes marked on the diagrams

No 1 Front
No 2 Half of Back
No 3 Side Piece
No 4 Sleeve

As new subscribers may not know how to cut an enlarged pattern from these diagrams we will give the directions. First to enlarge No 1.

Take a piece of newspaper or brown paper whichever is most convenient making sure to have it large enough. Draw a straight line up it sixteen inches long then draw the curve at top for the shoulder twelve inches long and finish back to where you began in the same proportions. Do the backs, sleeves, and side piece in the same way.


Ornamental Bracket, Valence, Chair-Back, Etc.

Stitch In Knitting For Wool Jackets, Etc.

Pianoforte Candlestick Ornament

Bead Border For Mats

The Red Riding-Hood

This hood is the novelty of the season and while it is both pretty and becoming it is very simple and easily made. Take three quarters of a yard of scarlet sack flannel the finest and most brilliant color that can be procured. Cut enough off one side to make it perfectly square, round one corner as seen in the diagram then have it pinked all round in small scallops, which you will find will produce a very beautiful effect.

From B to B at about two inches from the edge sew a casing of narrow ribbon on the under side, also one diagonally from A to A. Run a narrow ribbon in the casings drawing the one from B to B to fit the face. Fasten it. The one from A to A is to bo drawn to suit the bead.

If preferred the hood may be lined with silk as far as the line A A. The point which represents the cape is better not lined.

Crochet Invalid's Slippers

Patterns In Embroidery

Toilet Pin-Cushion

Children's Fashions For January


Sofa Cushion In Crochet

New Stitch For Knitting

Edgings and Handkerchief Borders

Drawing-Room Work-Basket

Name For Marking, Handkerchief Corner and Sprig

Monday, January 2, 2012

Journal de Demoiselles for January 1862

Toilette de bal. — Robe de taffetas, jupe ornée audessus de l'ourlet d'une très-haute grecque en ruban ruché. Les intervalles de la grecque sont remplis alternativement par des bouillonnes en crêpe lisse, et par des boulons de taffetas recouverts de crêpe lisse; au ruban tuyauté, on peut substituer une grosse ruche en crêpe lisse.Corsage décolleté, à pointes, orné dans le haut d'une chicorée de taffetas. — Draperie en crêpe lisse. — Manches courtes. — Couronne de
roses. — Collier et boucles d'oreilles en perles fines.

Toilette de fillette. —Robe en tarlatane ou en organdi. — Jupe ornée de trois rangs de ruches. — Corsage rond, décolleté carrément, avec ruche dans le haut. — Manche longue, très-large, terminée dans le bas par une ruche servant de poignet, et retenue dans le haut par un jockey également garni de ruches. — B itiines de taffetas blanc. — Cheveux roulés dans une résille.

Toilette de soirée ou de dîner. — Robe de taffetas. — Jupe très-ample, entièrement unie. —Corsage rond, boutonné devant, décolleté carrément, et terminé par une chicorée de taffetas. — Manches courtes. — Fichu et sous-manches en tarlatane; la fichu est entièrement plissé, garni d'une petite ruche de guipure ou de valenciennes; le» manches sont longues et larges avec le même ornement dans le bas. — Cheveux relevés sur les tempes, roulés et formant deux grosses coques derrière la tète.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

La Modes Illustree for January 1862

 Crochet Mantelet

Welcome To The Year 1862!

We are excited to announce that we will be researching and studying fashion and other woman's interests topics for the year 1862. This is a little difficult because at this time, Google Books does not have bound fashion magazines for 1862 posted online. With that being the case, we have reached into our own bookshelves and research files to bring these wonderful images to you.