MI0102- 1790 to 1800 Favorite Purses and Reticules Pattern. Purse: Small drawstring bags used for needlework or as purses developed in the late 1700's. Pattern for 4 different shapes and a variety of trims including embroidery, braiding and beading. Small drawstring bags used for needlework or as purses, developed in the late 1700's. Pattern for 4 different shapes and a variety of trims including embroidery, braiding and beading. Small, draw-string purses became a stylish about 1790 when dresses were too skimpy to hide the bulk of a pocket worn under it. Even after dresses styles increased in fullness, purses continued to be a popular accessory upon which to display needlework proficiency. Pattern contains illustrated instructions for 4 purse shapes and trim instructions for braiding, beading, and embroidery. 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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