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Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques.

Author: Kristina Harris
Publisher: Dover Publications, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This vintage how-to manual - the first modern American sewing book - provided turn-of-the-century seamstresses with clear instructions for altering patterns, hand-sewing stitches, and creating shirt-blouses, skirts, wedding and evening gowns, coats, maternity wear, undergarments, children's clothing and other apparel. Also details lost arts like boning a bodice, creating bust enhancers, more.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Harris
ISBN: 1306323983 9781306323987 9780486320175 0486320170
OCLC Number: 868279300
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Introduction; Contents; Frontispiece-The Sewing Circle; Hand-Sewing Stitches; Important Points and Aids in Dressmaking; The Correct Method of Altering Patterns; Shirt-Blouses; Draped Waists; Skirts; Novel, Artistic Seams; Wedding and Evening Gowns; The Tailor-Made Gown; Coats and Jackets; Practical and Ornamental Stitches; Bias Bands and Folds-Turning Corners; An Empire Tea-Gown; Desirable Garments for Maternity Wear; Making and Finishing Underwear; The Bath-Robe; Children's Clothes; Boys' Suits.

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This vintage how-to manual - the first modern American sewing book - provided turn-of-the-century seamstresses with clear instructions for altering patterns, hand-sewing stitches, and creating shirt-blouses, skirts, wedding and evening gowns, coats, maternity wear, undergarments, children's clothing and other apparel. Also details lost arts like boning a bodice, creating bust enhancers, more.

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