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Dressmaker Collection

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Advert for Louis Vuitton travelling accessories and trunks

Advert for Louis Vuitton travelling accessories and trunks and Itylus dressmaker, London, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps, 1920s fashion

Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps, 1920s fashion
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps of Albemarle St, London, part of a series depicting tongue in cheek scenes of society ladies (in this case the fictional Miss Coloothorne Coppit)

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps, 1920s fashion

Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps, 1920s fashion
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps of Albemarle St, London, part of a series depicting tongue in cheek scenes of society ladies (in this case the fictional Miss Lobelia Lobb)

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Jean Muir

Jean Muir (1928 - 1995), English fashion designer and dressmaker. In 1965 she was awarded the Harpers Bazaar Trophy for original creative design

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Advertisement for Reville, 1920s fashion

Advertisement for Reville, 1920s fashion
Advertisement for Reville of Hanover Square, one of the leading fashion houses of the 1920s favoured by smart society, offering original gowns for all seasons, all climates, every occasion. Date: 1920

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Advert for Chapman Dress Merchants, London

Advert for Chapman Dress Merchants, London
An advert for Chapman & Co. silk agents and dress merchants based at 2 Notting Hill, London. They claim to provide costume skirt in the New Boucle Cloth or Glenefer Tweed

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Norman Hartnell and Lady Willingdon

Norman Hartnell and Lady Willingdon
Norman Hartnell (1901-1979), fashion designer and dressmaker to the royal family, with Marie Freeman-Thomas, Marchioness of Willingdon (1875-1960) at Aix-les-Bains. Date: 1939

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Designs for women's coat-frocks. The patterns were available to order for home dressmakers

Designs for women's coat-frocks. The patterns were available to order for home dressmakers. Date: 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Designs for women's dresses. The patterns were available to order for home dressmakers. Date: 1932

Designs for women's dresses. The patterns were available to order for home dressmakers. Date: 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Miss Eileen Idare, in private life Mrs. George Mitchell

Miss Eileen Idare, in private life Mrs. George Mitchell, the woman behind the fashion label Idare et Cie, couturier and court dressmaker

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Grisette 1683, lady and dressmaker, ecailliere

Grisette 1683, lady and dressmaker, ecailliere
Costumes of women: grisette 1683, lady and dressmaker, ecailliere or oyster shucker and servant 1675. Handcoloured lithograph after prints by Sebastien Leclerc from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Dressmakers workroom in London 1858

Dressmakers workroom in London 1858
Interior of the working conditions of a dressmakers workroom in the west-end of London. With women over worked and tired at five-past twelve midnight. 1858

Background imageDressmaker Collection: A Vietnamese Couturier from Nam Dinh

A Vietnamese Couturier from Nam Dinh
A Vietnamese Couturier (Tailor) from Nam Dinh, a city in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. See also: 11113000 circa 1910s

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Dressmaker, Paris, early 19th century

Dressmaker, Paris, early 19th century.. Handcolored copperplate engraving by Gatine after an illustration by Louis-Marie Lante from Tradeswomen of Paris, Paris, 1823

Background imageDressmaker Collection: FITTING AT GERSONS C1895

FITTING AT GERSONS C1895
A lady, standing in front of a large mirror, has some final adjustments made to her new gown by the dressmaker. Date: circa 1895

Background imageDressmaker Collection: GIRL WITH NEW DRESS 1905

GIRL WITH NEW DRESS 1905
A little girl has a fitting for her new dress. Date: 1905

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Dressmakers Workshop

Dressmakers Workshop
Women working in a dressmakers workshop. Date: 1894

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Cartoon, dressmaker at work

Cartoon, dressmaker at work
Cartoon, a dressmaker works by lamplight at a table. Her work hangs around her as she sews in poor light. Date: 1870

Background imageDressmaker Collection: PARIS DRESSMAKER

PARIS DRESSMAKER
Interior of a dressmakers in Paris, showing a lady sitting while the shop assistants fetch, carry, cut up, and measure fabric. Date: circa 1760

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Hilda of Whitby (614-680). Engraving. Colored

Hilda of Whitby (614-680). Engraving. Colored
Hilda of Whitby (614-680). British religious. Engraving in England, 1880. Colored

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Singer Sewing Machine - one-drawer drop-leaf table

Singer Sewing Machine - one-drawer drop-leaf table. 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Singer Sewing Machine - enclosed cabinet

Singer Sewing Machine - enclosed cabinet. 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Advertisement for Madame Kate Reily, dressmaker, 1903

Advertisement for Madame Kate Reily, dressmaker, 1903
Advertisement for Madame Kate Reily of Dover Street, one of the leading dressmakers in London during the late Victorian period, offering the latest French and original English fashions in costumes

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Norman Hartnell

Norman Hartnell
Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell (1901 - 1979), British couturier and favourite fashion designer of the Queen and Queen Mother. Pictured in a series of photographs taken by Peter North of famous figures

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Advert for Madame E. Ella, Court Dressmaker, London, 1921

Advert for Madame E. Ella, Court Dressmaker, London, 1921 Date: 1921

Background imageDressmaker Collection: China - Young Street Tailor Girls

China - Young Street Tailor Girls. Date: circa 1906

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Singer Sewing Machine - The Singer Way

Singer Sewing Machine - The Singer Way
Cover design, Singer Sewing Machine - The Singer Way. 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Singer Sewing Machine - portable model 99K

Singer Sewing Machine - portable model 99K. 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Singer Sewing Machine - hand machine model

Singer Sewing Machine - hand machine model 99K. 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Singer Sewing Machine - model 66K

Singer Sewing Machine - model 66K. 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Singer Sewing Machine - Dressmakers machine

Singer Sewing Machine - Dressmakers machine model 15K. 1932

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Girl at Dressmaker s

Girl at Dressmaker s
A unhappy & disgruntled little girl squirms while an elderly sempstress snips away while making adjustments to her new frock. Date: 1905

Background imageDressmaker Collection: At Dressmakers 1913

At Dressmakers 1913
A dressmaker adjusts the hem of a tango skirt which is worn with a backless, sleeveless tunic & striped sash. A gentleman holds her fur- trimmed mantle. Date: 1913

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Dressmaker 1827

Dressmaker 1827
A young woman looks at her reflection in the mirror behind her while she is measured for a new dress. Date: 1827

Background imageDressmaker Collection: At the dressmaker s

At the dressmaker s
A ladys outfit is given some final finishing touches by her dressmaker. Date: 1907

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Cover design, The Dressmaker magazine

Cover design, The Dressmaker magazine
Cover design, The Dressmaker family fashion magazine, May 1973. 1973

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Family fashion in The Dressmaker magazine

Family fashion in The Dressmaker magazine
Family fashion for the summer holidays in The Dressmaker magazine, May 1973. 1973

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Stationery, Mrs Addley Bourne, Belgravia, London

Stationery, Mrs Addley Bourne, Belgravia, London
Stationery, Mrs Addley Bourne, 174 Sloane Street, Belgravia, London, Court Dressmaker, with handwritten details. 1916

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Sarah Martin conducting a service in Yarmouth Gaol

Sarah Martin conducting a service in Yarmouth Gaol
Sarah Martin (1791-1843), dressmaker, conducting a Sunday service for prisoners in the Tollhouse Gaol, Great Yarmouth. Date: circa 1830s

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Hooks & Eyes

Suffragette Votes for Women Hooks & Eyes
A tiny cardboard box, packaging for Votes for Women (Trademark!) hooks and eyes. Guaranteed rust proof. An absolute necessity for the dressmaker in keeping garments closed

Background imageDressmaker Collection: 1920s sewing machine

1920s sewing machine
A stylish lady with bobbed hair uses a sewing machine on a work table, 1927. Date: 1927

Background imageDressmaker Collection: Russian Dressmaker

Russian Dressmaker holding his bolts of cloth, fabric and lace. Date: 1905


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