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The Snake Garter: 1897


Strange Fad Adopted by the Society Girls of New York

Snake-lovers are becoming constantly more numerous among women who are at leisure to have fads. 575 more words

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Warm Woolen Wonderfulness

A number of months ago, I completed my Woolen Undersleeves.  The pattern is from 1862 from Godey’s Ladies Book, and like with other historical patterns, I had to muddle my way through the historic lingo when creating my own undersleeves. 148 more words


Economy in Dress an Art: 1889


Economy is a good deal a matter of habit, and one that is more honored in the observance than in the breach. Those who do not need to count the cost of what they have are a small, a very small, minority. 1,947 more words

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MKB 24:  Finished Sleeve!

The 24th pattern in Miss Lambert’s 1843 knitting manual, My Knitting Book, is for Long Sleeves to wear under the Dress.  In my… 487 more words


Welcome to 1885

From the Civil War to the present day to 1885. We’re on quite a journey together! :)

Those that follow my blog are already familiar with my debut… 319 more words


1889's Fall Fashions

The Fall Trends of October 1889, according to Godey’s Lady Book, the leading women’s fashion magazine of the Victorian era.

Fig. 1. Ulster of dark blue cloth, belted into the waist. 57 more words