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Pretty basic sewing instructions to accompany I am not sure how useful these will be to the inexperienced sewing but time will tell.

Pretty basic sewing instructions to accompany I am not sure how useful these will be to the inexperienced sewing but time will tell.

Embroidered blue silk bodice, Austrian, 1890-99. This handsome piece incorporates an interesting combination of materials with lively patterning and embroidery. The puffed sleeves mimic the leg-o-mutton style prevalent in the 1890s. Regional costumes often evolved over time, incorporating fashionable trends with traditional forms.

fashionsfromhistory: “Blouse Austria “ This handsome piece incorporates an interesting combination of materials with lively patterning and embroidery. The puffed sleeves mimic the leg-o-mutton style prevalent in the Regional costumes.

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Beltestakk and Gråtrøje, Costumes of East Telemark, Norway part 1

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Beltestakk and Gråtrøje, Costumes of East Telemark, Norway part 1

Headdress    Date:      fourth quarter 19th century  Culture:      Austrian  Medium:      cotton, metal  Dimensions:      8 x 12 in. (20.3 x 30.5 cm)  Credit Line:      Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Brooklyn Museum Collection, 1924  Accession Number:      2009.300.1398This grand headdress was worn as part of festival dress worn in the Carinthian state in the Eastern Alps of Austria.

This grand headdress was worn as part of festival dress worn in the Carinthian state in the Eastern Alps of Austria. The long winters in Carinthia limit outdoor activities, leading to the production of elaborate costume pieces

Bunad - Made In Norway Now  I have read that all Bunad sewing patterns belong to the steamstress and therefor that explains why I can't find anywhere in the USA an authentic  sewing pattern for the West Telemark Bunad.

Bunad - Made In Norway Now I have read that all Bunad sewing patterns belong to the steamstress and therefor that explains why I can't find anywhere in the USA an authentic sewing pattern for the West Telemark Bunad.