Many items that I use for the Gildebrief Century Projects are available from the online shop www.gildebrief.de - but not all! Sometimes I might use something that I particularly like for the garment I am creating but do not have enough of to sell. I try to make sure this does not happen very often but most doll makers have accumulated quite a sizeable stash over the years, so you will probably find something you like anyway, or you will discover a suitable substitute in this extensive shop that can be used instead. After all, not everyone makes the garments the same as I do: they are meant as inspiration and the patterns can be made up using different materials and trims.

I hope this series inspires your and gets your creative juices flowing!

GILDEBRIEF CENTURY PROJECT - 1800-1900 Patterns, Historical Information

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Fashion of the 19th century, from 1800 to the year 1900, in the context of their social environment of the times. These are projects that are linked to each other and not really  meant to stand singly. Although all sewing processes are clearly shown with numerous photos, not every step will be explained in depth repeatedly in each project. It would bore those who are taking part in this series and would mean a lot of extra work for me. 

The upheavals and changes of the 19th century, starting with the French revolution of 1789, had enormous impact on the world then and now,  and we would not live the lives that we lead today without the events of the 19th century. The industrial revolution, the revolts and uprisings of the people created the environment for our lives today, economically as well as politically, and since fashion (especially women's fashion) were and are always a mirror of the times.

Please note that you can, of course, make every single garment in each single issue of the project without the previous ones, but you would be missing the purpose for this series, at the end of which you would have created fashion "en miniature" from 1800-1900 worthy of a museum display.

The "Mannequin" (model, doll) is about 43 - 46 cm tall! Measurements are given here below:

 

The Instructions and photos will be sent per CD. The photos are full-size, so you can see every detail a lot better than with any print. Printed instructions (paper) are not available.

Kits do not contain instructions nor patterns - those are contained in the relevant GCP project .

Kits will be available again in mid-January 2022

ALL CD'S  ARE FOR WINDOWS - NOT MAC!

My Essentials List for the GCP Projects and more

Here is a list of essentials I use that might be of interest to you. Those items I have available in the shop are linked.
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Measurements of the GCP French fashion mannequin

For your information!
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GCP # 2, Dress, slip, bonnet and sock patterns + instructions and historical information, 1800 to about 1805

English language only!


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GCP # 3, Paper Patterns plus CD with instructions 1806-1811

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GCP # 4, Paper Patterns plus CD with instructions 1812-1820

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GCP # 5, Paper Patterns plus CD with Instructions on CD, ca. 1821 to 1829

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

English language only!


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GCP # 7, Paper Patterns plus CD with instructions, ca. 1837 to 1848

Fashions from about 1837 to 1848, comprising seven dresses and one mantelet.



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GCP # 8, paper patterns plus CD with instructions

GCP # 8 - Fashion and accessories 1850s - 1860s and beyond


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GCP # 9, Paper patterns plus Instructions on CD

5 Ladies in outfits from 1870 to 1879, 4 different ensembles and one ensemble made twice in different fabrics.

I call it my FLORAL COLLECTION!


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gcp #9
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Heel-set, Set of 2 heels, 20 mm diam. at the top, 20 mm height at the heel, per pair

Beautifully shaped and realistic heels for your French fahion mannequin "Mireille" with example of finished shoes

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Bob-par, Bobbins, pearwood per piece

Used for the handle of the pink/black printed silk parasol from GCP # 8. If wished, can be cut apart for the finial and  handle. No extra cost. 

Para-02, miniature parasol 22 cm long x 30 cm diameter, (includes metal tips) for GCP # 8 projects

Frame used for parasols described in GCP # 8. the parasol is easy to take apart.

Frame only: 18.5 cm long, each rib = 14 cm


para-02
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Project in GCP # 8, Delicate wired flowers

Most items you get in your craft store - but here is the list of materials. I do not offer any kit. I linked all materials I can offer for this project.
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Lacy collar, for French fashion 43-46 cm, per each

Val-pinkpar, Val lace, black, 15 mm wide, cotton, old, per 1 meter

Val-pinkpar
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Fr-pinkpar, Fringes, 5 cm wide, Rayon, per meter

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Flow-02, Red roses, old, 14 cm with stem, per bunch

Hand-made around the 1970s, color somewhat faded, bunch with 6 mini-bunches, cotton, paper, Rose about 12 mm diameter.
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Craft-wire, 0.3 mm, thick, gold rosé, per 45 meter spool

For miniature wired flowers - see GCP # 8
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GCP # 1 - How to make the leather body for your mannequin!

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KW-aqua, 1930s silk/Rayon ribbon, per 3 meters

Lovely old ribbon, in  part age faded. The ribbon is used for the GCP# 7 - Mantelet

KW-aqua
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Sew-ons, for GCP # 7, Dress 3

5 x 7 mm, 12 x 5 mm and 12 x 3 mm sewons for the front of Dress-3
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Cable Binders, 4 mm and 2 mm, per 20 pcs.

These make Excellent for bonings/stays for 19th century doll garments

Woolly Hugs - Wolle für Projekte GCP#5 und #6, per 10 Meter

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GCP # 5 - Mohair wigs- Instructions

 

 

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