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31 Mar

Once again, THANK YOU to everybody!!!

Every so often I google in key phrases associated with RHP to see who’s talking about us and I am never disappointed.

Thanks to all of you who follow, chat about, and share things from RHP both online and offline. All of you guys are awesome, amazing people who are interested in ridiculously cool stuff and who are out there making incredible things. You guys are all over the world!! It’s really mind-blowing sometimes.

So, thanks again, WELCOME to all of our new followers, and keep spreading the RHP love! This is ALL of our history being shared here, and that’s why we should all have free and open access to it.

A special note to our French followers: Encore une fois, Merci pour votre soutien de ce site! Si vous faites quelque chose avec nos patrons, s’il vous plaît envisager de présenter des images de votre projet à ce blog! Nous aimerions voir ce que vous avez fait avec les patrons. :)

And to our Polish followers (I don’t speak polish so google will have to speak for me): Jeszcze raz dziękuję za wsparcie z tej strony! Jeśli robią coś z naszych zdjęć, rozważ złożenie obrazów z projektu tego bloga! Chcielibyśmy, aby zobaczyć, co się z obrazami. (przepraszam za błędy w tej wiadomości!)


Thanks again to everyone, and keep being awesome!!

MORE PATTERNS are on the way! I’ve got two full years of Godey’s lined up and more 1830-40s patterns as well as soon as I can get them all sorted. Please look forward to it!! :D

31 Mar

Ladies’ Zouave Jacket and Vest, “Leslie’s Magazine” - November, 1860.

No description of the pattern given aside from its name, however in the same issue was a description of current Zouave fashions and important things to remember with Zouave patterns in general, and that is what I have included here. Find this dialogue on the text plate, LEFT column, THIRD paragraph down.

31 Mar

Epaulette Waist, “Leslie’s Magazine” - December, 1860.

Included in the text page is ‘Directions for enlarging diagram’.

30 Mar

Boys’ Renfrew Jacket, “Leslie’s Magazine” - December, 1860.

Included in the text page is ‘Directions for enlarging diagram’.

30 Mar Collar pattern with embroidery pattern, “La Belle Assemblée” - August, 1807.Our first Regency pattern! Time to add “Regency” to the Directory page!!SPECIAL NOTE: While it has been sadly suggested that published patterns are virtually impossible to find prior to 1800, I will take distinctly shaped collars that are not pure knitting/crochet/netting/lacework as valid patterns (because they are). So if you run across any, send them in! Current high score is 1807, so challenge accepted! Dx

Collar pattern with embroidery pattern, “La Belle Assemblée” - August, 1807.

Our first Regency pattern! Time to add “Regency” to the Directory page!!

SPECIAL NOTE: While it has been sadly suggested that published patterns are virtually impossible to find prior to 1800, I will take distinctly shaped collars that are not pure knitting/crochet/netting/lacework as valid patterns (because they are). So if you run across any, send them in! Current high score is 1807, so challenge accepted! Dx

30 Mar

Ladies’ Collars, “The Female’s Friend” 1830-37.

Cursory directions can be found on the text plate in the RIGHT column under “COLLARS, Ladies”.

'Gentlemen's collars' are listed but were not scanned by Google. For shame, Google! (but really, thanks for what we do have!)

30 Mar

Night Cap, “The Female’s Friend” 1830-37.

Cursory directions can be found in the LEFT column under “Women’s Night Cap”.

Guys, I realize more caps are in the description/text plates, but unfortunately Google did not seem to scan all the plates. These three caps are the only ones in the scans.

30 Mar

Dress Cap, “The Female’s Friend” 1830-37, but the pattern is copyrighted 1826!!! Holy smokes, guys! So very nearly Regency…

Cursory directions can be found under “CAPS” and then ‘Dress Cap’.

30 Mar

Cottage Cap, “The Female’s Friend” 1830-37.

Cursory directions can be found in the text image under the header ‘CAPS’ and ‘Cottage Cap’.

30 Mar

Hear ye, hear ye! A short queue commences and with our first 1830s pattern!

High Dress pattern, “The Female’s Friend” 1830-37. Skirt, I suppose they assume, is something you should already be able to do (sigh). Cursory directions can be found in the text image under ‘dress making’.

This is only very narrowly Victorian! Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 but this pattern is copyrighted 1830 despite the publishing date of 1837.