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Late 18th Century Pocket by waxesnostalgic Late 18th Century Pocket by waxesnostalgic
An 18th Century Pocket, wool hand embroidery on linen. It was stitched by machine. An historical costume accessory, and my first finsihed crewel embroidery project.

It is called a pocket because 18th century gowns did not have sewn in pockets. These were worn around the waist on top of the petticoat. Slits were specially made in the gown so that the wearer could reach her stuff. They were a common embroidery project for women in Europe and Early America.
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Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I'm always amazed by hand embroidery because I don't know how to do it (and I'm not exactly patient). it looks wonderful.
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waxesnostalgic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Thank you! It wasn't really very hard, just a little time-consuming. This was my first proper project, although I had practiced the stitches earlier with regular embroidery floss...
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Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Hi again!

I meant to ask before if I could have your permission (and I thought I had, but apparently I got mixed up), because I used the picture of your embroidered pocket in a Blog post about 18th century clothing items. You can see the post here: [link]

(I know it says March 28, I really only posted it last week - I'm trying to fill in past blanks).

I did give you all the credit and linked back to both this page and your main page, but still, I should have asked before using it and I just want to make sure it's okay with you. If not, I'll take it down right away, I promise.

Thanks in advance.
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waxesnostalgic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Sure, that's fine! As long as I have a link back, I don't usually mind things like that. Lovely blog post too!
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lotsabots Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
What lovely work! It looks so well made!
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waxesnostalgic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Thank you!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Good job! You're making an 18th century gown?
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waxesnostalgic Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Thanks! Well, I'm planning a 1790s coat and petticoat. Maybe someday I'll make a robe a l'anglaise...
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Oh nice :D Hopefully you're going to download some pictures of it/them once they're finished? :D
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waxesnostalgic Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Yes, if I get around to it... I've had the fabric for it for almost a whole year now. :(
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Oh, but when there is a will, there is a way! Always^^ I don't know how I find time to sew so often, even though I have to deal with two different schools at the same time :/
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waxesnostalgic Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Heh, hopefully. :) I've just got a few thinks in the pipeline ahead of it.
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Ohhh, some sewing stuff or something completely else? :D
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waxesnostalgic Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Sewing stuff and getting ready for grad school... I have to make a few dresses that I can wear to work, mostly mid 20th century dresses. Of course, I'm going to try to wear the red jacket to work with a shorter skirt... :D More 18th century clothes for wearing today!
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