Wearing History Archive Couture Pattern #AC113
Download and PRINT AT HOME on US Letter or A4 size paper.
1897 Morning Jacket
One Size Only- Size 36" Bust
Waist adjustable because the front is not fitted, but most likely originally for 26" waist.
A lovely morning jacket from 1897. This would be worn around the house, for getting dressed, or for breakfast. Since the front waist is unfitted this can be worn for regular wear or for maternity wear.
**Please note this pattern has no collar included. You will need to supplement a collar. We include supplemented sleeves from another pattern of this same era, as no sleeves were included with this pattern.**
- EXPERT Difficulty -
EXPERT difficulty. Must be able to put a garment together with no instruction. You may wish to have a sewing book handy for detailed techniques. No seam or hem allowance given. Read more below, please.
ABOUT THIS PATTERN:
From an original 1897 period sewing pattern from La Mode Illustree.
Archive Couture patterns are an exercise for one’s skills, and an adventure into understanding sewing from antique patterns. Please read more details about this pattern below.
-Size and Yardage-
This pattern is available in one size only.
This pattern did not originally indicate size. Based on our mock up, we estimate this size to be 36" bust.
You may be able to cut from less fabric on modern widths. Test pattern placement on a modern width to estimate yardage.
- - WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THIS PATTERN - -
-A clean, computer drawn pattern of the basic pattern shapes needed to create the garment illustrated.
-Very basic original text-only sewing description and very basic instructions
-The addition of what order Wearing History suggests for sewing.
-This includes supplemented sleeve pieces from a pattern of the same era, as the original did not have sleeves included. Please see photos of the made garment for the sleeves included, which are different than the illustration.
- - What Is NOT Included With This Pattern - -
As per the "About Archive Couture Patterns" paragraph below, what is not included is standard of patterns of this age.
-NO Seam or Hem Allowance
-NO sewing illustrations. You must be familiar with how to put a garment together using pattern shapes and garment illustration.
-NO finishing techniques or facing pieces
-NO trim placement.
-NO button and buttonhole placement.
NO collar. This did not originally have a collar piece included.
- - About Archive Couture Patterns - -
Archive Couture patterns are of Advanced Difficulty and recommended for those who are familiar with putting patterns together with little to no instruction, and who are familiar with pattern alterations for fit. These patterns are have been taken from original historical source materials. These sources may include diagrams, overlapping patterns in magazine issues, early tissue paper patterns, or other period source material. The source material was used by experienced home sewists, dressmakers, or tailors of the period from which they are derived. These patterns were only available only in single sizes, with details such as grain lines or buttonholes most often unmarked. Wearing History has clarified markings (where given) and supplied tips for working with these historical patterns. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book on hand to help with construction and fitting. Archive Couture patterns follow the period shapes of the original period source material, maintaining the historical accuracy and fit of the completed garment. Fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry. Fit and proportion of these patterns are different than modern costume patterns and may require alteration to fit your modern body, even when wearing period style foundations. Several mock ups may be required to achieve ideal fit. We believe these patterns should not be lost to time or languish in historical archives, but be made available for historical sewing enthusiasts of today.
--HOW TO PRINT AND USE THIS E-PATTERN--
YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT THIS PATTERN.
This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.
This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.
You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.
This pattern comes in a ZIP folder that must be decompressed to use, and uses a LOT of paper.
*****The pattern uses 40 pages of paper*****
1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.
35 pages for the sewing pattern
4 pages for the instructions
40 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to print this pattern.
You can read the sewing instructions on your computer to reduce paper use.
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