MI0101 - 1700s to 1800s Lady's Pocket and Housewife Pattern. Pattern includes illustrated instructions for two pocket shapes to be made from a single fabric or pieced from several as illustrated. Also included is a pattern for the housewife or sewing kit pictured above. A lady often carried her housewife in her pocket. Keep garments in fit repair was easier for the 18th and 19th century soldiers, shoppers, and travelers if they carried their "housewife" with them. Adapted from an original, this kit is made from various printed and woven cottons. Historically, it contains needles, thread, pins, patches, and extra ties. Suggested colors: reds, blues, browns, tans, greens, blacks, or mix two colors. Ladies of the 18th and early 19th centuries tied a pair of these handy pockets under their skirts, accessible through slits called pocket openings. Mid 19th century ladies found an extra pocket invaluable while traveling and marketing. These hidden pockets carry many items but put no strain on our garment seams. Make a pocket or pair made from a single print or pieced from a variety of period printed and woven fabrics. (12" deep). Recommended fabric colors: red, blue, brown. Pieced: reds, blues, browns, greens, blacks, or mix two colors. Miller's Millinery offers you a Lady's Portfolio of patterns for creating historically accurate 18th and 19th Century head wear. Each pattern is carefully drawn from one or more original items and is illustrated with documentation. Construction techniques used in the step-by-step directions follow original methods.
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