Actually, this one is a Swimming Dress, and was intended for serious swimmers.
Based on an engraving in Harper's Bazar,
July 9, 1887, the "Lady's Swimming Dress" consists of only the waist
and drawers, without a skirt. It's simple to make!
unlined and bound at the edges. It opens at the shoulders only, and you
step in and out of it. The trousers can be made in knee or mid-calf
lengths – or in the very short French length, which English ladies
complained looked like a circus-rider's outfit. I've also included a
pattern for a simple bathing cap.
This pattern includes 6 pages of
instructions with historical tips, and 3 pattern sheets. It is printed
on bond paper, and enclosed in a reclosable plastic bag.
All sizes Petite – Full (bust: 26" – 61") are included.
You can find it at:
Seeking the Magic in Fantasy Novels and Historical Clothing Patterns
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Outside my bedroom window
have hatched two little birds. Cardinals, I think. They are bald, with just a bit of fuzz, and so ugly they're cute.
I swear, though, that these chicks' heads are almost as big as their eggs had been.
Mama Bird got bored with parasol duty and invited a girlfriend along to keep her company. It's so wonderful to have devoted friends!
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