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Making Victorian costumes for women

Author: Heather Audin
Publisher: Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire : The Crowood Press Ltd, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Starting with the early years of Victoria's reign, this essential book examines the developments and evolution of fashionable dress as it progressed throughout her six decades as queen. From the demure styles of the 1840s to the exaggerated sleeves of the 1890s, it explores the ever-changing Victorian silhouette, and gives patterns, instructions and advice so that the amateur dressmaker can create their own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Audin
ISBN: 1785000519 9781785000515
OCLC Number: 920869411
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Exploring Victorian costume --
Tools and equipment --
Measuring and pattern cutting --
Before starting your project --
The importance of foundation wear --
Modest modes of Early Victorian fashion --
The age of the cage crinoline --
The crinoline changes shape --
The soft bustle era --
The natural form --
The second bustle era --
The dominance of the sleeve and the tailored look --
Completing the look: hairstyles and accessories.
Responsibility: Heather Audin.

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Starting with the early years of Victoria's reign, this book examines the developments and evolution of fashionable dress as it progressed throughout her six decades as queen.  Read more...

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