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OUR CUSTOM PATTERN-DRAFTING LIBRARY
Theatrical and museum professionals and non-profit arts groups:
While we're developing this catalogue, please contact us directly by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss having a pattern drafted from a particular era and we can provide you with details of available designs. We have hundreds of antique garment patterns from which to choose, for just about any era and purpose.
We offer a unique service and resource for theatrical arts, film, museum and historical professionals and other arts groups -- custom pattern drafting from rare and authentic antique patterns.
Select a garment from our extensive catalogue of women's, men's and children's apparel, from the 1860's to the 1930's, mostly from French sources. We will draft a pattern for you for the fee indicated next to each design. Fees are based primarily on complexity of the design, and include the airmail delivery cost (by Canada Post), based on size and weight. Note: All original sources are in the public domain, but our pattern drafts are copyright and not to be re-sold for commercial purposes without our prior consent.
Our custom pattern fee includes:
Seam allowances are not included, as it is presumed the professional or experienced costumer will want to grade or otherwise alter the pattern for use. Sizing given in the catalogues below is per the original antique pattern.
There are 6 catalogues in this Library:
1) Ladies' Apparel
2) Men's Apparel
3) Baby Items
4) Girls' Apparel (from about 2 to 16 years old)
5) Boys' apparel (2 to 16 years old)
6) Accessories and miscellaneous items
We will be expanding our custom pattern-drafting catalogues as time goes on, so please be sure to check back regularly.
Catalogue #1 - Ladies' Garments
~Ladies' Lingerie & Corsets ~
~ Ladies' Evening, Bridal & Dinner Gowns (grand gowns) ~
~ Ladies' Day Apparel ~ (Day gowns, blouses, skirts, etc.) ~
~ Ladies' Outerwear (Coats, Jackets, Mantels, Capes, Boas, etc.)~
~Ladies' Sporting & Outdoor Activities Wear ~
~ Ladies' Mourning Apparel (Including outerwear) ~
Catalogue #2 - Men's Apparel
~ Men's Undergarments ~
~ Men's Daywear & Outerwear~
~ Men's Ties, Collars, Cuffs & Accessories ~
Catalogue #3 - Baby Items
~ Baby (newborn to about 2 yrs) Trousseau Items, Daywear, Lingerie, & Miscellaneous Baby Items ~
Catalogue #4 - Girls' Apparel (2 to 16 yrs)
~ Girls' Day Wear ~
~Girls' Undergarments/Lingerie ~
~ Girls' Outerwear (Jackets, Coats, etc.) ~
~ Girls' Fancy/Special Occasion Clothing ~
Catalogue #5 - Boys' Apparel (2 to 16 yrs)
~ Boys' Day Wear ~
~ Boys' Undergarments ~
~ Boys' Outerwear (Jackets, Coats, etc.) ~
~ Boys' Fancy/Special Occasion Clothing ~
Catalogue #6 - Accessories & Misc. Items