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5:01pm October 1, 2014
An emerald and diamond handkerchief brooch, circa 1910.

The lozenge-shaped surmount set with a step-cut emerald, weighing 8.53 carats, within borders of old brilliant and single-cut diamonds and calibré-cut emeralds, suspending an openwork floral and foliate pendant designed to resemble folded lace, millegrain-set throughout with similarly cut diamonds and emeralds, terminating in a fringe of pear-shaped emerald and single-cut diamond drops, mounted in platinum and yellow gold.

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An emerald and diamond handkerchief brooch, circa 1910.

The lozenge-shaped surmount set with a step-cut emerald, weighing 8.53 carats, within borders of old brilliant and single-cut diamonds and calibré-cut emeralds, suspending an openwork floral and foliate pendant designed to resemble folded lace, millegrain-set throughout with similarly cut diamonds and emeralds, terminating in a fringe of pear-shaped emerald and single-cut diamond drops, mounted in platinum and yellow gold.

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3:01pm October 1, 2014
Three pierced sterling silver hairpins, ca. 1900.
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Three pierced sterling silver hairpins, ca. 1900.

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2:07pm October 1, 2014

Look what came in the mail from Truly Victorian today! *happy dance*

Time to make a virgin sacrifice to the sewing gods in order to make this

1:01pm October 1, 2014
Antique Russian Siberian Amethyst and Demantoid Garnet Rose Gold Pendant Necklace made in Moscow between 1908 and 1917. Three deep velvet purple Siberian amethysts, sixteen Ural demantoids, 56 zolotniks; rose and yellow gold.
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Antique Russian Siberian Amethyst and Demantoid Garnet Rose Gold Pendant Necklace made in Moscow between 1908 and 1917. Three deep velvet purple Siberian amethysts, sixteen Ural demantoids, 56 zolotniks; rose and yellow gold.

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11:01am October 1, 2014
Bat Lalique bat-necklace
Nathalie Clifford Barney
1899
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Bat Lalique bat-necklace

Nathalie Clifford Barney

1899

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8:01pm September 30, 2014

Rare Female Portraits of Rural America from 1909-1912

Hundreds of female portraits made by an itinerant photographer named Hugh Mangum, who rode the trains to the small towns of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

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5:01pm September 30, 2014
LIFE Magazine - stocking styles 
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LIFE Magazine - stocking styles 

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3:01pm September 30, 2014
Gordon Dye Hosiery ad, 1905
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Gordon Dye Hosiery ad, 1905

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1:01pm September 30, 2014

Victorian blouses, 1890s.

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11:01am September 30, 2014

Corset advertisements from 1900 to 1914.

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10:52am September 30, 2014

Question for you mathy math or sewing people:

I am buying fabric that is 54” in width by 1 yard

I have purchased a bodice pattern & a skirt pattern from Truly Victorian. The bodice group is Group B. The bustle skirt I’m using is Skirt B. (Click on the underlined words for the links.) The bodice is fitted (but you probably already knew that)

My measurements (without corset):

  • Bust: 46”
  • Waist: 38”
  • Hip: 46.5”

My measurements (with corset):

  • Bust: 44”
  • Waist: 34”
  • Hip: 44”
  • Note: These measurements are rounded about an inch to an inch & a half upward since I’ve gained about an inch or two in girth and everywhere else.

I’ll have to take the arm & neck measurements later. I’m mostly concerned with the bigger measurements for now.

I would love some help because this silk taffeta is $19/yd. and I really don’t want to purchase more than I need, but enough to where I have some left over.

-Thanks, 
Jen :)

7:13pm September 29, 2014

I’m selling some bustle pads. Anyone interested?

I have plenty of leftover pillow stuffing and almost enough fabric for 2 bustle pads for you reenactors, living historians, or just folks that love to dress up. :) It’s just a plain white cotton/slighty stiff cotton white fabric bustle pillow with white twill tape around the front. I can make any waist size.

I would have to receive the payment upfront (cost + shipping) This covers material cost, mostly.
The cost would be $20 + shipping, depending on your location

Here’s what the measurements are.

I can make at least one or two for now, but depending on demand, I would purchase more material. The time it would take to make them would be up to one week (I have to hand sew each one of them, plus there’s work and school, but right now, I won’t have school for a whole week, so until the 8th of Oct. would be a great time to order one.) And then I usually ship it the day after completion.

Whacha think? If you don’t wanna purchase, that’s cool. :) I would still appreciate it if you wouldn’t mind reblogging/sharing on tumblr and other sites. I would love to make some good customers happy!

5:01pm September 29, 2014

Edwardian winter hats, 1903.

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3:02pm September 29, 2014

Edwardian ladies’ summer dresses from The Ladies Home Journal, 1907.

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