These patent drawings for slips are interesting for summer play dresses for me. I'm a slender 4'11" and like dresses to have fitted waists and not a lot of fabric. Pick one measurement ( upper back side seam to side seam) on these drawings to proportion the pattern up. Click the pictures to download the patent drawings.
This first pattern is cut on the bias and fits the bust in an interesting way. This pattern has a unitary bodice and front panel combining the darts and front seams. The skirt has flare but not a ton of gathers.
Patricia (Agence Eureka) is sharing again. This cut out paper finger puppet theater book is offered in full size, high resolution scans. Click on all sizes for each page and download the original size. Sets, characters, props and costumes are ready to cut out and assemble. Also included is the cloth hand covering pattern. Adorable project to save a mother's sanity. Click here to be taken to this Flicker set of the entire theater.
Each picture is a link to a patent with more information than I'm showing. This form by Marie Lord is about fitting to the pattern instead of the body. Forms by Luigi Cella Cella abdominal improvements. These two are for fitting to the body with tape.
From the Craft Archive of Woman's Day magazine, these 6" stuffed felt bunnies embellished with buttons and easy embroidery (only two simple stitches are used), they're easy and fun to make. The archive is extensive and searchable. This pattern seems to have been removed from the archive for 2009.
Patricia, my French friend at Agence Eureka, has posted some vintage paper cut out animals for us to play with. I swear, she has more vintage images of all kinds and wants you to snag and use them in your art or entertain your children. She posts full children's books, paper dolls and ephemera of all kinds. Be sure to check out all her categories and her Flicker too. She also has albums on Webshots. Thanks Patricia!
Back in the days before walk in closets there was a hat storage issue. Hats that could be stored flat became fashionable. The three patent designs shown here could be the starting point for some cute hats today. The fourth hat is just plain easy too though I would probably sew them all into the final shape. Click the pictures to be taken to the patents.
If anyone makes anything from these ideas please show me!
I've always thought that I can make anything if I set my mind to it.
This blog is notes to myself and my arty friends of crafty links I like and find useful. I'll also offer printable projects that I make.
If you find something useful, all the better.
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