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Reconstructing an Antique Edwardian Mantle

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Corrections and improvements on the information given in this video will be published here in the description section, along with relevant sources and name/username acknowledgement.

-Brocade: Ayazmoon, 39th St.
-Lining: A&K, 39th St.
-Ribbon: M&J Trimming
-Silk thread: Pacific Trimming
-Hooks & eyes: Pacific Trimming

For those in search of A1 grid sheet for patterning, because it exists pretty much nowhere:
-Cotton Tail Patterns, Etsy (

Where available, I’ve located links to the digitised versions of these texts for your amusement.

-Allington, Sarah May. Practical Dressmaking. The Page Company, Boston. 1913. Print. (
-Banner, Bertha. Household Sewing with Home Dressmaking. Longmans, Green, and Co. London, 1898. Print. (
-Browne, M. Prince. Dress-Cutting, Drafting, and French Pattern Modeling. A. Constable, London. 1902. Print.
-Krolik, Sarah Ewell. Hand Sewing Lessons: A Graded Course for Schools and for the Home. Educational Publishing Company, 1901. Print. (
-Van Hoesen Wakeman, Mrs Antoinette Prudence and Heller, Louise M. Scientific Sewing and Garment Cutting: For Use in Schools and in the Home. Silver, Burdett & Company. 1898. Print. (
-Woolman, Mary Schneck. A Sewing Course for Teachers Comprising Directions for Making the Various Stitches and Instruction in Methods of Teaching. Fifth edition. Frederik A. Fernald, Washington, D.C. 1915. Print. (

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