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Dressmaking Patterns

P37 - 1730s to 1760s Lady's riding habit. Full-size paper patterns for a historically accurate lady's riding habit of the period 1730s to 1760s, based on the extant one in the Snowshill collection, featured in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion, Vol. 1. Also worn for travelling. Jacket with regular or mariner's cuffs, back waist seam or seamless back, fold-down collar or collarless. Petticoat (skirt) instructions included. Multisized pattern, bust 30 1/2 to 48 inches, waist 23 to 41 inches. Gives instructions for both period and modern construction, together with historical notes. See also stays (corset) pattern below for the correct undergarment for this pattern.
£19.95

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P38 - 1770s to 1780s Lady's riding habit. Full-size paper patterns for a historically accurate lady's riding habit of the period 1770s to 1780s, based on the extant one in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Also worn for travelling. Jacket with double-breasted turnbacks, fold-down collar, back waist seam, and matching waistcoat. Petticoat (skirt) instructions included. Multisized pattern, bust 30 1/2 to 48 inches, waist 23 to 41 inches. Gives instructions for both period and modern construction, together with historical notes. See also stays (corset) pattern below for the correct undergarment for this pattern.
£19.95

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P39 - 1740s to 1790s stays. Full-size paper patterns for historically accurate stays (corsets) from 1740s to 1790s, based on extant examples. Multisized pattern, fits bust 28 to 50 inches. Gives complete instructions, together with historical notes. Suitable for the eighteenth-century riding habit patterns above.
£13.95

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P35 - 1790s-1810s Lady's riding habit. Full-size paper patterns for a historically accurate lady's riding habit of the period 1790s to 1810s, based on the extant one in Salisbury Museum, featured in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion, Vol. 1. Jacket and trained skirt with attached bodice. Multisized pattern, bust 30 1/2 to 48 inches, waist 23 to 41 inches. Gives instructions for both period and modern construction, together with historical notes. See also stays (corset) pattern below for the correct undergarment for this pattern.
£19.95

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P36 - c. 1800 stays. Full-size paper patterns for historically accurate light, short-waisted corsets or stays, c. 1800, and wrap-around 'brassiere' worn under early Regency gowns. Multisized pattern, fits bust 28 to 50 inches. Gives complete instructions, together with historical notes. Suitable for the riding habit pattern above.
£13.95

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The Reynard Estate - NEW!

Charming character figures by Border Fine Arts. A family of beautifully sculpted foxes dressed in side-saddle riding habits. Each figure comes with a Reynard family tree leaflet and its own gift box. Very collectable! There are also male counterparts in hunting pink available to order - please enquire.

M13 - Lady Reynard. 18 cm high. With pince-nez style eye-glasses attached to a chain, a hunting crop, and holding a filled wine glass.
£20 / $42 (plus shipping) Sorry - temporarily out of stock.

M14 - The Duchess of Reynard. 17.5 cm high. In a wicker bath chair complete with red tartan blanket. Holding a stirrup cup and wearing eye-glasses attached to a chain.
£25 / $52 (plus shipping).

M15 - Miss Reynard. 16 cm high. With wine glass and riding crop with a pheasant-head top.
£18 / $37.50 (plus shipping)

Books

B11 - NEW!: Riding Out in Style: A Visual Guide to Women's Equestrian Dress, Side-saddles and Accessories by Penny J. Housden (Side Saddle Lady proprietor). A4 softcover booklet, comb-bound to open flat for study, published by Penmarran Publishing in the UK in November 2007. Covers riding habits, side-saddles and accessories from the earliest times to 1910. Illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings by the author, and black and white and colour illustrations on glossy photo paper, from French fashion plates, cartes de visite and selected items from the Side Saddle Lady Collection among others. For more information, please click here.
£25 / $53 / 35 euros

 

B10 - NEW!: Side-Saddle by Jane Pryor. Softcover booklet on side-saddle riding, published by the Kenilworth Press in the UK in May 2007 as part of their Threshold Picture Guide Series (No. 53). Covers the type of horse or pony suitable for side saddle riding; types of side-saddle and its fitting; types of girths and stirrups; mounting and dismounting; a rider's position and aids; jumping; and what to wear and when to wear it. It is illustrated throughout in coloured drawings by Carole Vincer. 24 pages.
£4.95 / $10.50

 

Greetings Cards

C26 - NEW!: From an original 1837 fashion plate from La Mode. Blank inside.
£1.35 / $2.75

 

 

 

C27 - NEW!: The 8th Duke and Duchess of Beaufort. Blank inside. Limited number available.
£1.25 / $2.55

 

 

 

China Figure

M12 - Lady Fox, made by F.R. Gray of Staffordshire, is a charming and quality china figurine, dressed in hunting side-saddle riding habit. Approx. 6 inches high.
£21.95 / $45.00
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Dressmaking Patterns

P33 - 1670s to 1720s Lady's riding habit. Full-size paper patterns for a historically accurate 1670s to 1720s lady's riding and hunting outfit, also worn when travelling. Frock coat with dog-ear cuffs, sleeved waistcoat, and petticoat (skirt) with or without train, and optional train included. Multisized patterns, busts 30 1/2 to 48 inches, waists 23 to 41 inches. Gives instructions for both period and modern construction, together with historical notes. See also stays pattern below.
£19.95

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P34 - 1670s to 1720s stays. Full-size paper patterns for late 17th century stays (corsets), based on extant English examples. These are the historically correct underpinnings for the above riding habit. Multisized patterns, busts 30 1/2 to 48 inches, waists 23 to 41 inches.
£13.95

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P31 - 1877 riding habit jacket. 34-inch bust, 25-inch waist. Jacket only. The basque jacket has two darts in the front and a V-shaped neckline with a peak lapel collar.
£11.95

 

 

 

 

 



P32 - 1883 riding habit bodice and skirt.
Historically correct. The double-breasted bodice has a roll collar/lapel, double points in the front and square tail with a centre back vent. The two-piece coat sleeve is very slim, with a slightly full head. The skirt is shorter on the left-hand side, longer on the right-hand side, and shaped to fit over the right knee. When in the saddle the hem hangs level. For walking, the skirt loops up and attaches to a button at the back, draping on the right hip. Multisized patterns, bust sizes 30 inches to 50 inches; waist 22 inches to 42 inches.
£24.99 / $43.95

 


NB. Please see the safety warning for period riding habit skirt patterns on the Dressmaking Patterns page of the Catalogue - click here to view.

 

Available again!

New stocks of early nineteenth-century and 18th century Colonial patterns have arrived!

 

 

 

More new items coming soon!


 

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