Lady's Magazine


The Great Lady's Magazine Stitch Off 

The first five patterns below are all from a 1796 half-year of the Lady's Magazine​ belonging to Jennie Batchelor. The second 3 are from a 1775 bound volume of the magazine belonging to Radio 3 presenter Penny Gore, who has kindly made her patterns available to project followers. The final two are happy additions found in a copy of the 1819 bound volume of the magazine purchased by Jennie.

As you may have read on our blog recently, we are making these available to the followers of our project and hope that you will be inspired to pick up your needle and have a go at making them. We would be thrilled to share your experiences and your examples on our blog in the coming weeks and months. 

We would also like to give our followers a chance to have their work exhibited at the forthcoming 'Emma at 200' exhibition at Chawton House Library, Hampshire, England, which will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's novel and in which a whole room will be devoted to the subject of accomplishments. 

For full details, see our blog post here. To enlarge any of the below, please click on the relevant image (opens in new window).

A New Pattern for a Gentleman's Cravat

Dimensions: 26cm x 15cm

A New Pattern for a Gown

Dimensions: 29cm x 15cm

A New Pattern for a Gown or Apron

Dimensions: 25cm x 19cm

A New Pattern for a Winter Shawl

Dimensions: 25cm x 17cm

A New Pattern for a Gentleman's Handkerchief

Dimensions: 26cm x 16.5cm

Two new Patterns for Shoes

Dimensions: each shoe 15.25cm (at their widest point) x 16cm

An Elegant Pattern for Working a Waistcoat

Dimensions: 21.5cm x 4cm

A New Pattern for a Lady's Muff, for Tambour or Embroidery

Dimensions: 38cm x 25.5cm (half size)

Pattern for a Child's Cap

Dimensions: 26cm x 18cm

Borders for the Bottom of a Lady's Robe

Dimensions: 16cm x 8cm



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