Fashion History: Embroidered Edwardian Silk Blouse (La Mode Illustreé, July 24, 1904)


Embroidery design of stacked, multi-coloured floral discs for decorating a silk blouse in Edwardian fashion. An embroidered strip of canvas cloth in varying lengths was used to embellish the collar, shoulders, and cuffs of a billowy silk blouse. Originally published in the July 24, 1904 issue of La Mode Illustrée.

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Victorian Sheet Music: Pompadour Galop (Young Ladies' Journal, July 1, 1886)


A page of Victorian sheet music, originally published in the July 1, 1886 issue of the Young Ladies' Journal. The arrangement is called "The Pompadour Galop" and was composed specifically for the publication by James Fitzgerald. You can download the high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Victorian Home Décor: Sofa Cushions (Young Ladies' Journal, July 1, 1886)

The design for the following two cushions originally appeared in the July 1, 1886 issue of the Young Ladies' Journal.

The first cushion is "covered with pale olive plush, embroidered with blue silk and gold thread; the corners are covered with macramé work made with blue silk; the pompons and tassels are of blue and olive silk and chenille."


The second cushion is "eight inches square; it is covered with pink satin, which is pleated at each corner to give fulness to it; over the satin is placed a square of golden-brown velvet cut with deep points, with small pieces of coloured velvet or plush placed on it in a nondescript pattern and edged with gold thread; the edge is buttonholed, leaving a picot after every fourth stitch; the picot may be made by passing the silk over a large pin between two stitches; tufts of silk of various colours are placed in the centre of each side; and the cushion is edged with a silk and chenille cord left in loops at the corners."


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