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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...

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