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375 page picture book of
fashion from 1850 through 1895.
AND COSTUME FROM GODEY’S LADY’S BOOK:
8 Plates in Full Color, Stella Blum.
AND WOMEN’S ATTITUDES IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY C.
Willett Cunnington Enlivened
with extracts from novels, correspondence from the columns of ladies’
magazines, fashion descriptions, and period advertisements of beauty aids,
the volume traces changes in feminine dress and ideas decade by decade
through the 1800s.
OF A GILDED AGE - Volume 1
Bodices, Skirts, Overskirts, Polonaises, and Day Dresses 1877–1882
By Frances Grimble
The 343 patterns and 798 illustrations in this anthology are drawn from numerous rare original sources. Volume 1 includes patterns for corsets, bustles, lingerie, skirts, day bodices, evening bodices, overskirts, polonaises, and day dresses. Volume 2 focuses on evening dresses, ball gowns, wedding dresses, riding habits, bathing costumes, and outerwear. It also includes millinery, accessories of all types, and needlework trimmings created by such techniques as embroidery and crochet. Each pattern is accompanied by practical instructions, and often by an exquisite fashion plate. For even greater variety you can exchange most pattern components, such as bodices and overskirts, with those of other patterns. Although enthusiasts will want both volumes, each can be used independently. LAV-5.........$49.00
OF A GILDED AGE - Volume 2
Bridal, Sports, Outerwear, Accessories, and Dressmaking 1877–1882 By
C. Ralston. The
block pattern system as applied to women’s garments of the late
with fashion plates of the period.
Originally published in 1932 under the name “Dress Cutting”, it
includes patterns for the jumper, sleeve, flared skirt, blouse, collars,
berthas, godets, and dresses of various configurations.
Natural Fibers by Julie Hudson
of Various Fibers from the Weaver's Sketch Book
by Rob Stone "How To Do A Fiber Burn Test"
COSTUMES OF THE WORLD
Robert Harrold and Phyllida Legg
The Folk costumes in this book
are described fully in the text and introduced by a history of the
development of folk costume. You
80 magnificent color plates depicting the costumes and their intricate
pages in softbound book
FASHIONS OF THE ROMANTIC ERA IN FULL COLOR: 120
Plates from the “Petit Courrier des Dames” 1830-34.
This beautiful edition
comprises 120 full color plates reprinted from rare issues of a French
fashion periodical in which the exuberant romanticism of the day is fully
evident. Devoted to “Paris
fashions” largely for women, the plates depict a couture in which
attention was lavishedon the upper half of the dress and the sleeves; innumerable variations of the open and closed types of bodices appeared and hats were often startling in size and color. Notes on historical and fashion background and captions based on the original French. 65pp.
THE NECK UP,
as the most complete and unique book on hatmaking to date.
The test is divided into fourteen lessons including
design, pattern making, construction of felt, straw, and fabric-covered
hats, turban draping, block making and renovating old hats.
The second lesson is a complete listing of supplies needed to stock a
professional workroom. All of the hatmaking techniques are explained
step-by-step and are clearly illustrated by more than four hundred
photographs and drawings. The
book is further enhanced by sixty
1/4 inch scale historical and modern patterns for men and women.
FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE TWENTIES, 634
Cuts from the La Vie Parisienne
and arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton
Carefully selected from rare issues
of the famed French periodical “La
over 630 illustrations comprise a pictorial
display of sophisticated couture embodying the seductive chic of
the liberated woman.
PATTERNS FOR THE EDWARDIAN LADY, Mrs.
F. E. Thompson. Re-publication
of the 1905 edition of “La Mode Universelle #22”
offering basic patterns through the “new and improved” simplified
layout and cutting system. Pictures
and patterns for a wide variety of garments.
PATTERNS WITH INSTRUCTIONS: 1889,
edited by Jules & Kathe Kliot. The
middle of the era of the bustle, patterns for over 75 everyday garments for
men, women and children including street costume, undergarments and more.
Reprinted from The National Garment Cutter, a trade periodical.
ILLUSTRATED 1915 FASHION CATALOG, Gimbel
1915 Spring and Summer publication announced that it featured only
“merchandise of the better class...... sold ‘over the counters’ in the
Philadelphia and New York stores. Over
2,000 illustrations depict the latest in fashions for men, women and
Patterns of the 1910s,
230 pages full of patterns and
illustrations for the styles of the 1910s.
AND ROMAN FASHIONS Tom
book is a coloring book but has 45 pages of wonderful illustrations of Greek
and Roman fashions with dates.
OF PRACTICAL CUTTING,
on the Centre
Point System (1866), by Louis Devere. New
revised edition. Tailoring
men’s garments from the Mid-Victorian, US Civil War, Empire of Napoleon
III period; all types of coats,
trousers, breeches, waistcoats, gaiters, overcoats, capes, etc., plus a few
boy’s and ladies garments for the 1850s, 60s and 70s.
includes introductory notes on the
changing fashions of the years. Illustrated
with nearly 350 model patterns and diagrams.
TO THE ARTS - by
This book teaches the various manners
of staining wood, ivory, bone, horn, alabaster, marble and other stones of
various colors. Appropriate for use at 18th and 19th century events.
HATS - Over the centuries, hat fashions have been subject to tremendous change. This picture book of 352 pages has illustrations from the Middle Ages through the Late Viictorian Era.
COLONIAL FRENCH DRESS by
Mary Moyars Johnson, Judy Forbes and Kathy Delaney A
Guide to re-creating
North American French clothing.
Historical Costumes of England - 1066-1968 Written by Nancy Bradfield, a leading authority in her field, this book records the main changes in fashion over 900 years and provides details of colors and textiles used in each period. 200 pages soft bound
OF CHILDREN'S COSTUME by
Dividing the book into centuries, from the Early Britons to the 1950s, the author covers dress worn by girls and boys including headwear and hairstyles, footwear, and leg wear and accessories. Babies' wear is also included and a brief description of babies and children's toys gives added interest to a concise text, clearly illustrated with line drawings.
OF MEN’S COSTUME by
reflects the spirit of the time and here the author traces the history of
men's costume from its Greek and Roman origins to the 1930s.
OF WOMEN’S COSTUME by
the author traces the trends of fashion from the soft drapery of ancient
Greece and Roman Britain through the centuries of flowing gowns,
close-fitting dresses, high waistlines, low waistlines, crinolines and
bustles, small hats, extravagant headdresses, through the feminist movement
when women copied the prevailing male fashion.
OF UNDERCLOTHES, THE C.
Willet and Phyllis Cunnington. Superb
text and over 100 period illustrations survey various undergarments worn by
the English over the past six centuries.
“Most impressive scholarship...with much entertaining detail...will
provide excellent reading and any
number of useful and entertaining references.”
The Times Literary Supplement (London).
TO MAKE HISTORIC AMERICAN COSTUME
by Mary Evans and William-Alan Landes. A
wonderful source of costume reference and patterns, including
Indians (Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest), Eskimos, the
Colonists (Virginians, Carolinians, Puritans, Dutch, Quakers), Eighteenth
Century and though the Civil War period.
CATALOG OF CIVIL WAR MILITARY GOODS.,
Hartley & Graham. Rare
1864 catalog depicts
and describes hats, coats, trowsers, boots, tents, swords, insignias, arms
and ammunition, horse “furniture”, and more, including uniform and dress
regulations, tables of military pay. A
wealth of information. 160pp.