Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady’s Wardrobe

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Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady’s Wardrobe
Authors: Kristina Harris
Year: 1999
Publisher: Dover Publications
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780486132822
ISBN 33048613282X
Categorie: Cutting and Sewing
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Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady’s Wardrobe Kristina Harris

Imported custom-made clothes were usually beyond the financial reach of the average middle-class American woman of a century ago; and store-bought garments were often of inferior quality. This left many women with the options of making their own clothes or hiring a seamstress.
While a number of economy-minded women did sew simple housedresses, and clothing for their children, many took favorite fashion plates to a dressmaker who would often consult patterns in a magazine such as The Voice of Fashion. This book, compiled by costume authority Kristina Harris, painstakingly reprints a rich selection of scaled dressmakers’ patterns of the 1890s, taken from rare issues of that popular, late-19th century dressmaker’s journal. Featuring such fashion elements as leg-o’-mutton sleeves, high-collared necklines, long skirts, and pinched waistlines, the collection includes nearly 500 patterns and illustrations detailing 50 garments for women. Every wardrobe necessity for the… click to read more
Categories:
Housekeeping & Leisure – Handicraft: Cutting and Sewing
Year:
1999
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Language:
english
ISBN 10:
048613282X
ISBN 13:
9780486132822
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes
File:
31.77 MB

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