Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Butterick's Delineator Fashion Magazine from August 1888 for PDF Download

I previously posted about my new store that I am beginning to set up online.  The first two items are up, and both are digital downloads.  The first was McCall's Magazine from September 1903.

I have also recently uploaded for sale Butterick's "The Delineator" Magazine from August 1888 for digital download (copy). There are additional example plates from the magazine on the store website.

This wonderful Victorian Era magazine features many a full fashion plate of bathing suits available at the time as well as many partial page fashion plates with lengthy descriptions of the pattern shown. These include women's, men's, misses, girls, boys, bonnets, cloaks, and infant gowns.

Other features include articles on:

  • Directions for Smocking or Honey-Combing
  • Remarks on Current Fashions
  • Illustrated Miscellany (Hats & Bonnets, Stylish Lingerie, Dressmaking at Home, The Working Table, Artistic Needlework, Children's Corner, Styles for Gentlemen)
  • Midsummer Dress Fabrics
  • Fashionable Trimmings
  • Midsummer Millinery
  • Social Life
  • Tea-Table Talk
  • Canning & Preserving (Chapter 2 - assumed Chapter 1 is in the previous issue)
  • Rambles Among Books
  • Girlhood (No. 2 - In Society)
  • Their Summer Outing

As I said on the other one, the watermark on the cover is removed in the downloaded version.  Shortly I will be adding some sewing patterns for sale.

This is such a neat magazine, and I LOVE the fashion plates and pattern descriptions in this magazine and cannot believe it has held together for over 120 years now!  I know some people buy magazines like this and pull them apart and sell them off page by page.  Personally, that makes me sad...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

McCall's Magazine September 1903 Fashion Patterns for PDF Download

I have been working on setting up a retail website to sell some digital downloads of some rare pattern magazines I have as well as to start selling some of my sewing pattern collection.  I have downloads up and available now.  I would love any feedback anyone has, obviously I need more content since this is a start up it's a bit sad looking now.  I would also like to scale down the size of my logo... once I figure out how to do it... lol!

Here is one of the first digital downloads I have available.  It is a gorgeous magazine and a prized possession :)  It's watermarked with my logo now, but the watermark is removed in the PDF download version.  Several other pages can be viewed on the new store website I am working on.

Magazine features many articles of current fashions including women, children and millinery. There are many clothing prints with corresponding McCall's pattern listed along with price, description and materials needed.

There is an article on how to use a McCall's pattern and take measurements as well as instructions to crochet a pretty shawl, dainty handkerchief bag, a plate doily, and hanging pocket.

Featured articles include (from the Table of Contents):
  • Early Autumn Fashions
  • The Summer House of the "First Lady in the Land" (Illustrated) (Article about Roosevelt's home at Sagamore Hill, the Home at Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY)
  • The Professor's Love Affair (Story)
  • Random Notes
  • Early Romances of Famous Men
  • New Millinery for Autumn (Illustrated)
  • Hints for the Up-to-Date Girl (Illustrated)
  • Children's Page (Illustrated)
  • Making Fall Coats and Jackets (Illustrated)
  • Dress and Fashion
  • Ladies' Shirt Waist and Fancy Waist
  • Ladies' Outdoor Costumes and Child's Coat
  • Unnecessary Noise
  • Ladies' Costumes
  • How to Look Young
  • How Society Women Recuperate
  • Fall Costumes for Misses and Children
  • Ladies' Dressy Costumes
  • Ladies' Blouse Jacket and Shirt Waists
  • Some Pretty Crocheted Articles (Illustrated)

This item is available in my store following this link or it can also be purchased here on Etsy.

Let me know your thoughts!

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