GCP # 6, Paper patterns plus CD with instructions on CD, paper patterns, 1830-1836

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Set of Garments covering the period 1830 to 1836 - the sixth in the Gildebrief century Project series!

Over 550 work photos and more than 50 detailed photos of the finished garment pieces. 2 large pattern sheets. Easy-to-follow instructions!

Project GCP # 6 covers the following garments:


1 - Corset

 2 - Corded Petticoat plus plain petticoat

 3 - Sleeve support

 4 - Basic Dress with 2 pelerines

 5 - Dress with pleated front panel

 6 – Blue floral dress with draped bodice, pelerine with separate batiste and lace collar.

 7 – White mousseline ballgown with diagonally draped bodice

 8 - Two embroidered mousseline fichus with lace edging - machine embroidered mousseline  available. Design on pattern sheet for hand embroidery.

 9 - Embroidered mousseline fichu with scalloped edging and matching attached collar - machine embroidered mousseline available - design for hand embroidery on pattern sheet.

10- Short fichu made from lace, tulle and embroidered tulle motifs

11- Fichu with long tails from Point d’Esprit and lace, with attached collar

12- Collar made from Guipure lace

12 –Asymmetrical hat,  in 3 versions

13 –Wigs – making a parting using the adhesive strips method described in GCP #5


Fashion 1830-1836

This is the era of the printed cottons! Probably no other period in time brought forth such cheerful, exuberant printed cottons, linens and mixed fabrics (mainly wool and silk) as the early 1830s. With the industrial revolution in full swing in Great Britain and the Continental blockade by Napoleon a thing of the past, British cottons were exported to all corners of the world, but primarily to Continental Europe . These wefted goods were accessible, beautiful and affordable by the  burgeoning middle class. Rumour has it that those  colorful and cheerful prints were most welcome since they would hide stains and stitching faults much better than  plain fabrics! At least it would make life easier for the ladies! The silk industry in France was not yet as mechanized as the textile industry in England, so silks were very expensive and still the privilege of the upper classes.

Hats were a different matter - silk was used for some, while most were made from straw braid, fine embroidered mousseline, tulle, lace and ribbons. Mainly flowers , feathers and ribbons were used for decoration. Fichus were worn copiously, mainly of  embroidered white mousseline or  tulle.

All garments in this project are made from cotton or a mixture of cotton and silk, and linen for the corset, in kleeping with the times. It was thoroughly enjoyable to work with such cheerful fabrics and I hope you enjoy the results.