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Ladies Ulster Coat

How to Make a Lady’s Ulster

Plate 29 The history of the rise and progress of ladies’ tailoring has yet to be written, but we venture to anticipate the historian by asserting that the evergrowing popularity of tailor-made garments owes more to the cunning of the tailors’ fingers and to the influence of pressing and effective manipulation than to the cutter’s […]

Victorian Lady's Cape 1898

Autumn Capes September 1898

Autumn Capes Cut from Model Patterns Plate 28 Many of our readers are possessed of a set of Model or Block Patterns, and may be unaware of the method followed in cutting garments other than the ordinary jacket or bodice. A cutter should have a general idea of how these may be turned to advantage […]

ladies fashion 1898

Ladies’ Newmarket Coat by Frank Gentle

Plate 27 The diagram represents a Newmarket coat. This style of garment seems to be in favour with many lady customers, and looks very smart when made from check cloth. The diagram is single breasted, and made with small turn collar. Buttons are placed down the front about 2½ inches apart, as shown on diagram. […]

ladies fashion 1898

Young Ladies’ Costume Jacket

Young Ladies’ Costume Jacket Plate 26 The accompanying illustrations and diagrams depicts two popular styles of Jackets for young ladies’ wear. Worn over a shirt or blouse, with a skirt to match, they indeed look smart, and provide a stylish costume for young ladies, at an age when the suitability of dress is a perplexed […]

ladies fashion 1898

Notes of the Month SEPTEMBER 1898

With the present month, the season for summer tailoring will be drawing to a close, and cutters will be busy designing the new styles for the forthcoming season. Already the wholesale firms are showing their new designs, but they have to prepare far ahead of the private firms, who generally wait till the season. There […]

ladies fashion 1898

Illustrations of British Costumes Autumn 1898

With the Autumn months well on their way, the tailors who cater for the ladies’ trade will be on the outlook for styles suitable for the coming winter; and as it is our special province to supply these, we have pleasure in calling attention to the novelties we have to offer this month. As will […]

Ladies Tailor 1898

Illustrations of British Costumes July 1898

The figure on the left is dressed in a neat costume, suitable either for town or seaside wear. The material represents a black or blue Twill Serge, designed in the most recent style. The jacket is cut on the same principle as an Eton, with a belt to keep it close to the waist at […]

Index Vol XIV The Ladies Tailor

INDEX to Volume XIV

INDEX TO The Ladies’ Tailor, Jacket, Mantle and Costume Cutter, A Journal Devoted To Ladies’ High Class Tailoring, Illustrative and Practical. Published at the “Tailor and Cutter” School of Art and Cutting Academy. January to December, 1898. VOLUME XIV. LONDON: Published by the John Williamson Company Limited, 93 & 94 Drury Lane. W.C. “Ladies’ Tailor” Fashions Winter, 1898

ladies fashion 1898

Practical Notes On Trying On

NERVOUS ONE,  in a descriptive letter of the worries and troubles of a ladies’ tailor, asks our advice as to the best method of preparing a Bodice for a fit on, with a few suggestions as to the mode of fitting on the garment. If on measuring, the figure is of the normal build, have […]

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Examination in Dress Cutting and Making

The Hugh Myddleton Board School, Clerkenwell-green, is well adapted for the various examinations and lectures held there, in connection with the curriculum of studies which the teachers and assistants of the London School Board are called upon to undergo. The classrooms and lecture halls are lofty and spacious, and accommodate from 50 to 100 candidates […]