Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques [NOOK Book]

Overview



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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Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques

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Overview



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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486320175
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 437,527
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of 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
"Novels, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 1999

    What an Interesting Book!

    This is a really fascinating look at how Victorians made Victorian clothes. I found the info on boning, making street sweepers, and the entire section on wedding gowns really informative and helpful in creating repros and costumes

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2001

    A good basic manual

    Butterick's sewing manual (which went through a number of editions) was among the most popular of the early 20th century, judging from the number of copies usually listed on the used book exchanges and ebay. This reprint makes one edition available to people who want a new copy. It is really early Edwardian rather than Victorian; the sewing techniques are those used from around 1900 to 1910. Well written, and by the standards of the time, well illustrated.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2000

    Fascinating

    This book is just fascinating if you want 'insider' information on dating clothes or if you sew at all. What an inspiration!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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