Here I present from a digital copy of "The Ladies Tailor, April 1, 1894" that I scanned from the original in my collection. The Ladies Tailor was a weekly or monthly publication produced by The John Williamson Co Ltd and edited by WDF Vincent, a prolific and well respected tailoring author of his time.
Unfortunately, I must inform you that the four centre pages of the magazine are missing, though if read carefully there is still so much too learn!
The descriptions of summer fashion, new syles of ladies garments and the aticle "Amoung The West End Ladies" are very interesting. Vests are mentiond many times, showing them to be an exceedingly popular garment for ladies in the spring and summer of 1894.
This quote, after describing a ladies jacket and vest combination “they impart a masculine appearance certainly, but this is what many ladies aim at” tells us that this was a desired look.
There is a good fashionable jacket pattern on pages 28 and 29. though you will need to come up with your own sleeve as stated at the end of the aticle.
I find the diagram showing how to cut a skirt from tweed cloth, as well as the brief description on skirt making to be particularly interesting and helpful.
PDF Download via link The Ladies Tailor April 1 ,1894.
Please note that four centre pages are missing.
I am very pleased to have been able to have digitized this magazine and others from originals in my private collection, to share with the world. If you are interested in other books of this kind, please take a look at my Etsy where I have a number of historical tailoring books available.